[klibc] why klibc? (Re: Polling again: switch the list over to subscriber-only?)
olecom at gmail.com
Fri Mar 21 15:07:04 PDT 2008
On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 9:39 PM, Jeff Bailey
<jbailey at raspberryginger.com> wrote:
> The only question that comes to mind is the future of klibc. Is there
> still potential for merging at some point? In ubuntu we never got to
> where we could do without glibc
to do what?
dual and quad cores in laptop with vista or similar (X based) operating
systems are no better, than toasters in `xbill`.
what was really done new and useful in recent years?
* scripting and other languages,
* window managers
* useless GUI programs.
* media players
klibc is a good place to start even for aged kernel developers to do
better, not sucking userspace.
* kernel run-time configuration
* early userspace configuration and setup
* text-processing tools http://kernelnewbies.org/olecom
+ test bed (workability, security) for kernel interfaces
+ IDE for kernel development and usage
- better, smart console (user-friendly, not legacy input and output)
- smart and efficient text-based UI library
- library of scripts and tools to make userspace (now mainly
usr/inlude, glibc) manageable
- same for kernel development
making this working in kernel-friendly way, way, that kernel developers
can walk easily themselves, might be a good reason to keep and
i don't know why libc5 was abandoned, but surely solaris-based glibc
with all those enterprise-only features of linux kernel are no way to go
for simple and efficient operating system for ordinary users...
mouse-clicking toaster -users and -developers don't care, for sure.
More information about the klibc