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Re: [avr-libc-dev] the latest release?

From: Ivan Shmakov
Subject: Re: [avr-libc-dev] the latest release?
Date: Mon, 03 Sep 2012 11:21:25 +0700
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>>>>> Joerg Wunsch <address@hidden> writes:
>>>>> As Ivan Shmakov wrote:

 >> BTW, what is the latest AVR Libc release?

 > 1.8.0 (although I just notice the ChangeLog-2011 mistakenly says
 > twice "Released avr-libc-1.7.1", once in February, and once in
 > December).

        ACK, thanks.

        Also to note is that as per [1] the release date is 2011-12-29,
        but configure.ac's avr_libc_reldate [3] says it's 2011-12-28.


        The reason I'm interested in it is that we're preparing some
        flyers for the Software Freedom Day celebration [4] at Altai State
        University, and it was decided for the design to include a short
        description of a “featured” software on its reverse.  So far,
        we've covered a diverse selection of software, including:
        AVR Libc, Emacs, Firefox, iPXE, Maxima, OpenTTD and Simutrans,
        R, Scheme 48, VLC, The Battle for Wesnoth, Wine.

        Specifically, the AVR Libc description is currently [5] as
        follows (I'd appreciate if someone could proofread it;
        translation's mine; I'll update the latest release information
        shortly; TIA.)

%%% Ivan Shmakov, 2012
%% This text is available under the Creative Commons
%% Attribution-ShareAlike License (CC BY-SA.)

    An implementation of the standard C library for the AVR architecture
    microcontrollers.  In development since 1999.  Latest release —
    1.7.1 (2011-02-21.)

    Supports “long” integers' arithmetics, as well as fixed and floating
    point numbers, and standard mathematic functions.  Contains
    facilities to control the peripherals within MCU.

    Along with a cross-environment based on GCC and GNU Binutils, and
    also debugging (AVaRICE, GDB, SimulAVR) and executable images
    loading (AVRDUDE, UISP) tools, this library comprises free software
    toolkit for an embedded systems software developer.

[4] http://sfd.am-1.org/
[5] http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.user-groups.foss.sfd.planning.ru/316


 >> (Not to mention the project's page at Freecode [2], which apparently
 >> hasn't seen any attention since 2005.  Is there any chance for it to
 >> become maintained again, BTW?)

 > You'd have to ask the respective freecode maintainer about it.

        Well, berndtrog's [6] projects aren't seem to be updated in
        years, so I guess it's the time for someone else to step up to
        the task.  (I could probably maintain the entry myself, although
        not sure for how long, but I don't see there a conventional
        “announcements” mailing list, and neither do I seem to find the
        announcements in this mailing list.)

[6] http://freecode.com/users/berndtrog

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