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The basic vision is known, and some tasks as well, but we need to be more clear about what tasks we're taking on this round. Plus, this should be reviewed by the stakeholders, most notably Mats.


LSB 3 was based on glibc 2.3.4, and the kernels available at that time. Several new features in newer kernels and compliers are reflected in glibc 2.4, along with some changes to type sizes on some architectures, and these have been requested by some ISVs.

In keeping with the plan of targeting the current distros with LSB 4, we plan to add glibc 2.4 features to the standard, so they can be used.


A rough proposed schedule for this project. When we anticipate that we will reach certain milestones. Also, if the project has an absolutely-must-be-completed-by date, mention it here.

Milestone Plan Date Outlook Comments
Take over the world 6/1/2008 ``The same thing we do every night, Pinky....


What resources have been dedicated to this project?


If this project has shared or dedicated access to some number of machine/machines, list it here.


List of people who are working on the project and their roles.

Name Role
Mats Wichmann Project Owner


Tasks will map many-to-one to milestones. Tasks are specific actionable work items that need to be completed in order to reach a milestone


Task Owner Status Outlook


Task Owner Status Outlook


Tasks that can't be scheduled yet because they are waiting on some other task or external entity

Task Owner Status Outlook


Much of the planning for this project has been done on the NewGlibc page.

Jeff Licquia 07:42, 12 March 2008 (PDT)

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