musl libc project

musl libc project

is creating Free & Open-Source Software

74

patrons

$535

per month
musl libc his already an active project, with mainline releases occurring every one to two months, continual improvements to follow the latest standards, simplify, and enhance performance, and a growing community of users and developers doing exciting stuff on and with musl.

Funding the project will make it possible to sustain and increase the development time and focus spent on musl and fulfill the goals laid out in our development roadmap, including:
  • Improved source-level compatibility with applications
  • Improved binary compatibility with glibc-linked shared library files and applications
  • Optimizations for more cpu architectures, especially ARM
  • Additional security hardening features to limit the impact of important classes of application bugs
  • Better multilingual text and localization support
  • Quicker review and merging of patches and feature requests

In addition, your contributions support efforts in the following areas:
  • Outreach and support for porting musl to new targets
  • Coordinating with standards bodies to improve both the standards and musl's conformance to them
  • Coordinating with the glibc team so that knowledge gained through musl development leads to improvements in glibc that benefit the majority of Linux users not running musl-based systems.
Tiers
Hosting Sponsor
$5 or more per month

Offset the cost of hosting musl's ultra-light web/git site VPS.

Release Sponsor
$32 or more per month
Be a release sponsor credited in release announcements on the musl mailing list.
Individual Project Sponsor
$150 or more per month

Be credited as a project sponsor on the musl libc website. For individuals only; for commercial sponsorship, please inquire directly outside Patreon.

Goals
$535 of $600 per month
musl has the start of an extensive manual, mostly untouched since the 1.0.0 release. It currently covers build, installation, and runtime requirements, and some aspects of library usage, but was intended to provide detailed documentation of what extensions musl supports on top of the standard interfaces, what implementation-specific behavior is stable and acceptable for applications to rely upon, and all the definitions musl makes for behavior that's specified as "implementation-defined" (a requirement of the standards). At this level of support I pledge to resume work on writing the manual, spending at least an average of 1 hour per week on it.
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musl libc his already an active project, with mainline releases occurring every one to two months, continual improvements to follow the latest standards, simplify, and enhance performance, and a growing community of users and developers doing exciting stuff on and with musl.

Funding the project will make it possible to sustain and increase the development time and focus spent on musl and fulfill the goals laid out in our development roadmap, including:
  • Improved source-level compatibility with applications
  • Improved binary compatibility with glibc-linked shared library files and applications
  • Optimizations for more cpu architectures, especially ARM
  • Additional security hardening features to limit the impact of important classes of application bugs
  • Better multilingual text and localization support
  • Quicker review and merging of patches and feature requests

In addition, your contributions support efforts in the following areas:
  • Outreach and support for porting musl to new targets
  • Coordinating with standards bodies to improve both the standards and musl's conformance to them
  • Coordinating with the glibc team so that knowledge gained through musl development leads to improvements in glibc that benefit the majority of Linux users not running musl-based systems.

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Tiers
Hosting Sponsor
$5 or more per month

Offset the cost of hosting musl's ultra-light web/git site VPS.

Release Sponsor
$32 or more per month
Be a release sponsor credited in release announcements on the musl mailing list.
Individual Project Sponsor
$150 or more per month

Be credited as a project sponsor on the musl libc website. For individuals only; for commercial sponsorship, please inquire directly outside Patreon.