Matchbox is an Open Source base environment for the X Window System running on non-desktop embedded platforms such as handhelds, set-top boxes, kiosks and anything else for which screen space, input mechanisms or system resources are limited.

Matchbox consists of a number of interchangeable and optional applications that can be tailored to a specific non desktop platform to enhance usability in a 'constrained' environment.

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This project is now fully merged into The GNU C Library. Archives are maintained by the Yocto Project at

Embedded GLIBC (EGLIBC) was a variant of the GNU C Library (glibc) that was designed to work well on embedded systems. EGLIBC strived to be source and binary compatible with glibc. EGLIBC's goals included reduced footprint, configurable components, better support for cross-compilation and cross-testing.