glibc vs. eglibc

Patrick Goetz pgoetz at
Wed May 6 16:21:34 UTC 2009

Taking a page from Redhat's "let's break it if we can" upgrade policy, 
Debian appears to be switching from glibc to eglibc:

Of great concern is that this library is not guaranteed to be binary 
compatible with glibc.  I'm all for progress, not so much of a fan of 
pointless changes that lead to regressions and broken code.

What are Canonical's plans for 9.10+?  Follow Debian into the abyss, 
hoping for greener pastures in the Great Beyond?  Does anyone think 
maybe it's time to provide some stability for the 
corporate/institutional IT folks who have stuck their necks out to argue 
for open source solutions?

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