[lsb-discuss] What version of glibc to target?

Wichmann, Mats D mats.d.wichmann at intel.com
Wed Feb 20 08:09:37 PST 2008

Theodore Tso wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 07:45:47AM -0800, Wichmann, Mats D wrote:
>> I don't think it's so abstract.  People have been told for a couple
>> of years now that major LSB versions are intended to line up with
>> major enterprise distro versions - this was certainly Ian's mantra.
>> If LSB 4.0 does not move the playing field forward, and "the next
>> release does", then maybe LSB 4.0 should be called LSB 3.3 instead,
>> and the next release be 4.0.
> I was assuming that a glibc uplift would be sufficient reason for an
> LSB version number bump, especially if it is combined with significant
> new ISV tools, such as a new sample implementation and hopefully new
> build tools. 

There could be something to that, yes. In particular the long-double
change on four of the LSB architectures is pretty signficant.

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