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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, 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! :-)
12 days ago Waldemar Brodkorbsync header with GNU libc / kernelmaster
12 days ago Loganaden VelvindronDiscard 3072 bytes instead of 256 bytes
12 days ago Alexey NeymanSearch the configured multilib
2017-03-01 Alexey NeymanFix build on macos
2017-02-28 Damien Riegelfcntl.h: fix a missing `struct timespec` definition
2017-02-25 Kito ChengOnly set *memptr when success for posix_memalign
2017-02-23 Waldemar Brodkorbguard new syscalls preadv/pwritev
2017-02-18 Waldemar Brodkorbor1k: add missing definition of ucontext
2017-02-18 Waldemar Brodkorbremove dead code in dlfcn.h
2017-02-17 Waldemar Brodkorbarm: fix static linking issues
2017-02-13 Waldemar Brodkorbremove unused assignment in clone
2017-02-03 Waldemar Brodkorbfstat: make new code aarch64 specific
2017-02-01 Waldemar Brodkorbbump for releasev1.0.22
2017-02-01 Waldemar Brodkorbaarch64: fix syscall_error_handler, fixes tst-mqueue...
2017-02-01 mirabilosg/c __libc_errno
2017-02-01 Waldemar Brodkorbadd experimental aarch64 support
8 weeks ago v1.0.22 release 1.0.22 - Brugse Zot
3 months ago v1.0.21 release 1.0.21 - Trapistes Rochefort 10
3 months ago v1.0.20 release 1.0.20 - Trapistes Rochefort 8
5 months ago v1.0.19 release 1.0.19 - Trapistes Rochefort 6
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8 months ago v1.0.16 release 1.0.16 - Val-Dieu Triple
10 months ago v1.0.15 release 1.0.15 - Val-Dieu Brune
11 months ago v1.0.14 release 1.0.14 - Chimay Tripel
12 months ago v1.0.13 release 1.0.13 - Chimay Doree
13 months ago v1.0.12 release 1.0.12 - Chimay Brune
14 months ago v1.0.11 release 1.0.11 - Tongerlo Blonde
15 months ago v1.0.10 release 1.0.10 - Tongerlo Brune
16 months ago v1.0.9 release 1.0.9 - Gulden Draak 9000
17 months ago v1.0.8 release 1.0.8 - Kasteel Rouge
17 months ago v1.0.7 release 1.0.7 - Leffe Blonde
12 days ago master