[uClinux-dev] new uClinux distribution snapshot

Tom Walsh tom at cyberiansoftware.com
Mon Nov 12 18:30:51 EST 2001


David McCullough wrote:
> 
> Jivin Fabrice Gautier lays it down ...
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: gerg [mailto:gerg at snapgear.com]
> > > Subject: [uClinux-dev] new uClinux distribution snapshot
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > The good stuff inside includes:
> > >
> > > 3.  uC-libc
> > > 4.  uClibc
> >
> > I thought this two where the same thing, what's the difference between these
> > two?
> > (or is that some kind of joke?)
> 
> uC-libc is the older version of uClibc.  It is simpler in some ways.  It
> currently only supports ARM and m68k targets.  We use this libc for most of
> our 68k targets,  mainly because it's the devil we know :-)
> 
> uClibc is the stuff that Erik Andersen looks after.  It is closer (interface
> wise) to glibc and supports more HW platforms (ARM, m68k, x86, SuperH, ...).
> Erik and Co. have put a lot of effort into making sure it complies to the
> various API standards,
> 

Also(!), uClibc conforms to the LGPL (lesser-GPL) License and can be
used to produce proprietary (binary only distro) apps, where the uC-libc
is GPL (you must distro source).

Regards,

TomW

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