RE: The State of GNOME
- From: Kevin Miller <sar 403forbidden net>
- To: "Fox, Kevin M" <KMFox mail bhi-erc com>
- cc: "'Ben Gertzfield'" <che debian org>, Preben Randhol <randhol pvv org>, "'gnome-list gnome org'" <gnome-list gnome org>
- Subject: RE: The State of GNOME
- Date: Fri, 26 Feb 1999 13:23:42 -0600 (EST)
Not all systems are libc6.
On Fri, 26 Feb 1999, Fox, Kevin M wrote:
>Not a flame or anything but why would anyone want to program for libc5.
>Isn't libc6 better?
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Ben Gertzfield [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>> Sent: Friday, February 26, 1999 9:35 AM
>> To: Preben Randhol
>> Subject: Re: The State of GNOME
>> >>>>> "Preben" == Preben Randhol <email@example.com> writes:
>> Preben> I think that RH 5.1 helped clear out a lot of bugs. None
>> Preben> else dared to release glibc stuff at that time. Debian
>> Preben> just hid in their Cathedral overlooking the Bazaar from
>> Preben> afar and Suse was doing other important things at the
>> Preben> time. Both have later made the transition to glibc if I'm
>> Preben> not very much mistaken.
>> I don't mean to preach, but Debian had a libc6 distribution in
>> development from about December 1996 onward; you could have used the
>> then-unstable 'hamm' distribution any time you wished and helped with
>> This was far before even Red Hat 5.0 came out. We simply did not wish
>> to release our first libc6 distribution before it was ready, which
>> paid off. It's STILL pretty tough to develop for both libc5 and libc6
>> on a red hat box; it's trivial on a Debian box.
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