Subject: Re: shared libraries
To: Giles Lean <>
From: Brian Stark <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/29/1997 10:25:05
On Wed, 29 Jan 1997, Giles Lean wrote:

> > Apart from the fact that its poor POSIX compliant
> Flame bait?  NetBSD isn't 100% POSIX compliant but it is very close.
> What problems have you observed?  What is your authority for POSIX
> compliance (book, copy of the standard, ...)?

Hello Giles

Here's my opinion on this: support for POSIX 1003.1 (system interface) is 
sufficient, support for POSIX 1003.1b (real-time extensions) and POSIX 
1003.1c (threads) is lacking. I'm not an authority by any means on the 
POSIX standards, I just would like to be able to compile some of the 
programs here at work (We use SunOS 5.5.1 and AIX 4.2) on my NetBSD 
system at home.

I just checked the projects page on the NetBSD web site and don't see a 
project dedicated to the implementation of the POSIX standards. IMHO, it 
would be nice if there was a project group that could oversee the 
implementation of the POSIX standards.

With that said, if anyone is actively working on the implementations of 
any of these POSIX standards, I am more than willing to help out with any 
testing/coding that needs to be done.


- Brian -

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