WIP citrus patch

Matthew Dillon dillon at apollo.backplane.com
Sat Mar 12 22:29:44 PST 2005

:> Hi all,
:> for those of you wondering about the recently added files,
:> I'm working on integrating the Citrus framework from NetBSD.
:> The patch at http://leaf.dragonflybsd.org/~joerg/citrus4.diff
:> is the current stage, but it is *not* final. This needs an
:> libc major bump, which will be used to clean certain other
:> parts of libc up too. Consider this mail as FYI if you don't
:> completely know what you are doing :)
:> After applying the patch, if you want to test it, remove the
:> empty files from src/include, otherwise Bad Things Happen(tm).
:> Joerg
:Noted, massive job, and and *Very  welcome* work for the
:'internationalists' among us. Thank you!
:Homepage is here for anyone not familiar:

    Nice URL reference.  It looks like exactly what we want.

    A couple of us have been talking about how to do a major libc bump
    gracefully.  At the moment I think that since we will be doing major
    work on several areas of libc that will require the version bump, 
    we should probably rename the current libc source hierarchy libc4 and
    dup the CVS tree to create a libc5, and then be able to select one or
    the other for the buildworld (with it defaulting to libc4).  Not both,
    just one or the other :-) (because the /usr/include files need major
    work too).   This way a subset of developers who want to track the 
    new work and who know how to deal with libc blowing up the whole 
    system can, and everyone else can stick with libc4.

    Joerg is investigating the Makefile framework required to make this

					Matthew Dillon 
					<dillon at xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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