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[alpine-devel] Re: Plans for Alpine Linux 3.0 with musl libc

From: Juan Francisco Cantero Hurtado <iam_at_juanfra.info>
Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2014 01:05:11 +0100

On 03/24/14 10:32, Natanael Copa wrote:
> Hi,
>
> We are planning to do an Alpine Linux release 3.0 in May 2014. With
> this release we will switch to musl libc instead of uclibc.
>
> Here are the plans we have for this:
>
> * Set up builder for musl libc package. This is done already but needs
> to finish automation bits. Packages are available from 'edge-musl'
> repository for now.
>
> * Rename 'edge-musl' to 'edge'. At this point all edge users will need
> do full reinstall (apk upgrade -U -a or similar). There are already
> tests done for this so I don't think it will cause too much pain.
> http://kaniini.dereferenced.org/2014/03/23/upgrading-to-alpine-musl.html
>
> * Make alpha iso image with musl libc and test that installers etc works.
>
> * Fix as many bugs as possible and make sure the remaining packages
> builds (or deprecate those who does not)
>
> * Make release candidates.
>
> * Make 3.0 release.
>
>
> The 3.0 release can be considered 'beta' since this is a brand new libc
> that has not been tested much, and will not get enough time for getting
> tested thoroughly. Because of this we will most likely reduce the
> support time for this release to maximum 1 year, and instead extend the
> bugfixing period for v2.7.
>
> We are also working on armhf support for this release and would like
> some feedback on what boards people are interested in.

I'm interested in the BeagleBone Black. In my experience, the distros
with the best support for this board are Fedora and Debian. You can use
both as a reference for the kernel config.

>
> I would also like to say that so far the work with musl libc have been
> surprisingly pleasant.
>
> -nc
>
>
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