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System Name: gnulib
Name: gnulib - GNU portability library
Group Type: Official GNU software

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This project is part of the GNU Project.

Gnulib is intended to be the canonical source for most of the important "portability" and/or common files for GNU projects.  These are files intended to be shared at the source level; Gnulib is not a library meant to be installed and linked against.

While portability across operating systems is not one of GNU's primary goals, it has helped introduce many people to the GNU system, and is worthwhile when it can be achieved at a low cost.  This collection helps lower that cost.

There is no distribution tarball; developers should just grab source files from the repository.  Please see <> for more details.

Registration Date: Wed 17 Oct 2001 05:49:50 PM UTC
License: GNU General Public License v2 or later
Development Status: 5 - Production/Stable


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     posted by haible, Sat 21 Apr 2012 07:22:08 PM UTC - 0 replies

New major features were added recently:

  • Large File Support on native Windows: The new module 'largefile' enables upport for files larger than 2 GiB not only on Unix platforms, but also on native Windows.
  • The Microsoft Visual C compiler is ...

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     posted by haible, Sun 03 Jul 2011 01:25:07 PM UTC - 0 replies

Recently added new major features:

  • 2011-06-21 Reliable error reporting through strerror_r, strerror, perror.
  • 2011-06-12 The 'acl' module now supports the ACLs of HP-UX 11.11 and newer.
  • Improvements for multiple invocations of gnulib-tool in the scope of the same ...

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