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Re: Fedora Core 4



On Sat, 2005-01-15 at 02:20 +0100, Kyrre Ness Sjobak wrote:
> fre, 14.01.2005 kl. 23.30 skrev Bill Nottingham:
> > A Fedora Core 4 proto-schedule is available at:
> > 
> > http://fedora.redhat.com/participate/schedule/
> > 
> > Generally, it's 3 4-week test releases, with a release in early/mid May.
> > 
> > So, what's planned for Fedora Core 4? Here's what we're looking
> > at from the Red Hat side of things:
> > 
> > - GCC 4, if it's ready
> > 
> >   We're not planning on holding for it, but if it's out in a
> >   reasonable time, sure. Failing that, we're looking at making
> >   more of the FORTIFY_SOURCE and other gcc & glibc security extensions
> >   integrated, if at all possible.
> > 
> 
> How will this affect backwards compat?

FORTIFY_SOURCE is compatible; what it does do is make the binary depend
on glibc 2.3.4 or higher, but well you run that risk anyway; apps
generally depend on the glibc (or higher) they were compiled against

(and for those of you who don't know what FORTIFY_SOURCE is; it is a gcc
thing that detects a specific class of buffer overflows at runtime and
prevents them)


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