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  uClibc-ng - a small C Library for Linux

uClibc-ng (aka µClibc-ng/pronounced yew-see-lib-see-next-generation) is a C
library for developing embedded Linux systems. It is much smaller than the GNU
C Library, but nearly all applications supported by glibc also work perfectly
with uClibc-ng.

uClibc-ng is a spin-off of uClibc from from Erik Andersen
and others.

Porting applications from glibc to uClibc-ng typically involves just
recompiling the source code.  uClibc-ng even supports shared libraries and
threading. It currently runs on standard Linux and MMU-less (also known as
µClinux) systems with support for Alpha, ARC, ARM, Blackfin, CRIS, FR-V, HPPA,
IA64, LM32, M68K/Coldfire, Metag, Microblaze, MIPS, MIPS64, NDS32, NIOS2,
OpenRisc, PowerPC, SuperH, Sparc, Tile, x86, x86_64 and Xtensa processors.

If you are building an embedded Linux system and you find that glibc is eating
up too much space, you should consider using uClibc-ng.  If you are building a
huge fileserver with 12 Terabytes of storage, then using glibc may make more
sense.  Unless, for example, that 12 Terabytes will be Network Attached Storage
and you plan to burn Linux into the system's firmware...

uClibc-ng is maintained by Waldemar Brodkorb and is licensed under the GNU
LESSER GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE. This license allows you to make closed source
commercial applications using an unmodified version of uClibc-ng. You do not
need to give away all your source code just because you use uClibc-ng and/or
run on Linux. You should, however, carefuly review the license and make certain
you understand and abide by it strictly.

For installation instructions, see the file INSTALL.

uClibc-ng strives to be standards compliant, which means that most
documentation written for SuSv3, or for glibc also applies to uClibc-ng
functions.  However, many GNU extensions are not supported because they have
not been ported, or more importantly, would increase the size of uClibc-ng
disproportional to the added functionality.

Additional information can be found at

uClibc-ng may be freely modified and distributed under the terms of the GNU
Lesser General Public License, which can be found in the file COPYING.LIB.

And most of all, be sure to have some fun! :-)
4 days ago Guo Rensched_setaffinity: use the same style with glibc'smaster
10 days ago Christophe... rtld: Avoid crash on R_ARM_NONE relocation
10 days ago Christophe... Fix shm_open posix compliance error code
10 days ago Christophe... mbtowc: Fix non compliant behavior for end of string
10 days ago Christophe... isnan: Add isnan weak alias to __isnan
10 days ago Christophe... Fix htab_delete loop counter
10 days ago Christophe... nptl threads: Fix bug in using a weak variable.
10 days ago Christophe... nptl: Replace sbrk with mmap
10 days ago Christophe... nptl: Clear TLS area for static binaries.
10 days ago Christophe... nptl: Use vfork on MMU-less for system()
10 days ago Christophe... nptl: Add pthread_mutex_getprioceiling and pthread_mute...
10 days ago Christophe... nptl: Allow sem_open to work on MMU-less systems
10 days ago Christophe... nptl: Use linker-defined symbol to find start of .tdata...
10 days ago Christophe... nptl: Do not use madvise
10 days ago Christophe... nptl: Disable fork and atfork on MMU-less systems.
10 days ago Christophe... nptl: disable mprotect usage in stack protection
3 months ago v1.0.30 release 1.0.30 - Duchesse De Bourgogne
5 months ago v1.0.29 release 1.0.29 - Straffe Hendrik...
6 months ago v1.0.28 release 1.0.28 - Straffe Hendrik...
8 months ago v1.0.27 release 1.0.27 - Tripel Karmeliet
12 months ago v1.0.26 release 1.0.26 - De Verboden Vrucht
14 months ago v1.0.25 release 1.0.25 - Kasteel Donker
15 months ago v1.0.24 release 1.0.24 - Gordon Finest...
16 months ago v1.0.23 release 1.0.23 - Brugse Zot Dubbel
18 months ago v1.0.22 release 1.0.22 - Brugse Zot
19 months ago v1.0.21 release 1.0.21 - Trapistes Rochefort 10
20 months ago v1.0.20 release 1.0.20 - Trapistes Rochefort 8
21 months ago v1.0.19 release 1.0.19 - Trapistes Rochefort 6
22 months ago v1.0.18 release 1.0.18 - Delirium Nocturnum
2 years ago v1.0.17 release 1.0.17 - Delirium Tremens
2 years ago v1.0.16 release 1.0.16 - Val-Dieu Triple
2 years ago v1.0.15 release 1.0.15 - Val-Dieu Brune
4 days ago master