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Glibc 2.19 Adds New Features, Many Bug Fixes

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Published on 08 February 2014 01:34 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in GNU
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The latest version of the GNU C Library is now available. At version 2.19, glibc adds many new features and other improvements.

The official release announcement for glibc 2.19 has yet to be issued on the GNU.org project site but per the tagged .tar.xz, the release is just about ready.

Found in glibc 2.19 are a large number of bug-fixes, updated translations, security vulnerability fixes, support for new locales, substantially revised locales, ISO updates, SystemTap support improvements, support for PowerPC64LE, preliminary documentation on multi-thread / async-signal / other features, and various other minor enhancements and improvements.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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