[libdispatch-dev] libdispatch now available in Debian GNU/Linux

Mark Heily mark at heily.com
Mon Jul 26 19:38:01 PDT 2010

I am pleased to announce that libdispatch is now included in the official 
Debian GNU/Linux package repository [1]. This package includes support for 
the "blocks" extension to C.

I would like to express my gratitude to Julien Blache for sponsoring these 
packages, testing them, and providing great feedback and help improving the 
quality of the packages.

I'd like to thank Robert Watson for accepting various patches to improve the 
portability of libdispatch. I will be submitting some more Linux-related 
patches in the near future.

I would also like to thank the EGLIBC maintainers for accepting a patch to 
remove the uses of "__block" within <unistd.h> that conflict with the Blocks 

And finally, I want to thank Apple for releasing libdispatch as open source, 
and I hope that it is adopted as the foundation for writing software that 
can take full advantage of the multi-core and multi-processor systems that 
are becoming the norm.


  - Mark



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