As far as I understand, the current Arduino release 0022 is bundled with avr-libc 1.6.4 (at least the Windows version is). I know that repositories under Linux might have newer versions of avr-libc (e.g. Ubuntu 10.10. has 1.6.8 ) but all of them seem to be quite far behind the current release (1.7.1).
Are there plans to update the C library in an upcoming Arduino release?
The reason I'm asking is because there's at least one bug to do with malloc/realloc/free (see http://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/?27242
) which affects releases prior to 1.7.*. (In my case this means I cannot use realloc to reduce the size of an existing string buffer to conserve memory.)