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Re: glibc fork ?



On Thu, May 07, 2009 at 11:38:57PM +0200, Xose Vazquez Perez wrote:
> So it will be a step behind GLIBC,

Do you have any facts to back up this strong assertion?

> and it is oriented to embedded systems.
> NO gain for Fedora.

Appliances are a sort of embedded system: small memory footprint,
limited single use, purpose built.

At the same time, Fedora could be useful in other markets like
netbooks, which have similarities to embedded systems, such as small
memory or disk footprints, and ARM chips.

glibc as it stands has a large disk footprint on x86-64 systems,
because of particular decisions made by the glibc developers:
http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/03/20/why-minimal-is-225-mb/

Rich.

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