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authorRich Felker <>2012-02-27 20:12:06 -0500
committerRich Felker <>2012-02-27 20:12:06 -0500
commitaab33ec0a3c46ee82ef849a4c6308c9ccf7529bc (patch)
treee13f5fb0ca93ed59987680fc5fd8fcace1137298 /WHATSNEW
parentdac084a4c5f52bb3b121675320c47d3c3614174e (diff)
update release notes for 0.8.5v0.8.5
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@@ -390,3 +390,38 @@ bug fixes:
- avoid fd_set overflow in dns lookups
+0.8.5 release notes
+new features:
+- stdio operations are now cancellable (only when low-level io happens)
+- global ctor/dtor support in main program start code and shared libs
+- dynamic linker support for PIE executables (but missing startup code)
+- vfork support on x86_64
+- complete set of locale_t functions (all ignore the locale argument)
+- provide define float_t and double_t in math.h
+- lighter/faster cancellation cleanup handler register/unregister
+bug fixes:
+- gcc wrapper now supports -shared, -nostdlib, -nostartfiles
+- removed one wrongly-classified character from iswspace set (zwsp)
+- fixed crashes in dns lookup on some errors, e.g. resolv.conf missing
+- "make install" no longer tries to build shared libc if disabled
+- ptrace argument handling bugs fixed
+- work around visibility-hidden bugs in gcc 3.x
+- fix thread-pointer-loss issue when it's initialized in signal handlers
+- various minor typo/misc fixes in headers
+- glob behaves more like traditional implementations w.r.t. GLOB_MARK
+- added legacy futimes, lutimes functions
+- more compatibility macros in sys/param.h (nonstandard header)
+- setfs[ug]id syscall wrappers (linux specific)
+- fgetpwent function (nonstandard)
+- utmp.h matches traditional version more closely
+- caddr_t now matches glibc type (void * instead of long)
+- dummy (always-fail) dlopen and dlsym functions for static linked programs
+- [efg]cvt functions (previously posix, removed from standard)
+- get_current_dir_name function (nonstandard)