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  • OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 Beta Adds Clang-Built Kernel Option, Experimental Zypper

    Phoronix: OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 Beta Adds Clang-Built Kernel Option, Experimental Zypper

    In time for some weekend testing is the beta release of OpenMandriva Lx 4.1...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...va-Lx-4.1-Beta

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    It's good we now have the option to build the Linux kernel with Clang. Soon we'll be free from the tyranny of the GPL and get true freedom.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Boswell View Post
      It's good we now have the option to build the Linux kernel with Clang. Soon we'll be free from the tyranny of the GPL and get true freedom.
      The GPL is what guarantees true freedom by preventing the worst kinds of "embrace and extend" strategies.
      The best thing about clang when compared to gcc is its far more readable code base, not its license.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by berolinux View Post

        The GPL is what guarantees true freedom by preventing the worst kinds of "embrace and extend" strategies.
        The best thing about clang when compared to gcc is its far more readable code base, not its license.
        It's actually easy to circumvent the GPL all you have to do is make the services around the software closed source while keeping the GPL in the kernel.
        Just look at Google's Android the kernel is GPL while the the majority of software is closed source(e.g The play store)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by berolinux View Post
          The GPL is what guarantees...
          Don't feed the trolls. This is not about licensing.

          The primary motivation for building with clang is to improve code quality. In the process of cleaning up the kernel's code base to allow it to build on clang, hundreds of bugs and poor coding practices(like removing slow/error prone VLA's) had to be fixed. This is a win for the kernel.

          Now that Clang can build the kernel, it can also benefit from Clang's additional warnings and Clang's Static Analyzer (scan-build).
          Last edited by slacka; 01-10-2020, 04:17 PM.

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          • #6
            good that zypper is being adopted outside of suse ecosystem. shame poldek is dead.

            zypper > dnf > yum > apt

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            • #7
              Is it me, or is openmandriva.org still not accessible? Everything else works fine for me, but openmandriva.org gets stuck trying to do TLS handshaking...

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              • #8
                Openmandriva.org works for me

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Boswell View Post
                  It's actually easy to circumvent the GPL
                  your example is garbage, GPL license of the kernel does not do anything about userspace.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by willbprog177 View Post
                    Is it me, or is openmandriva.org still not accessible? Everything else works fine for me, but openmandriva.org gets stuck trying to do TLS handshaking...
                    accessible for me (Europe)

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