time_t on sparc64

Marcel Moolenaar marcel at xcllnt.net
Wed Oct 15 12:09:53 PDT 2003

On Wed, Oct 15, 2003 at 02:56:39PM -0400, Garance A Drosihn wrote:
> I agree it would be better if we had 64-bit time_t's for
> 5.x-STABLE.  I would really really like to see that.  However,
> we are hoping to make 5.x turn into 5.x-stable with a release
> of 5.2 in December.

In fact, 5-stable happens no sooner than 5.3 in Feb 2004. Make the
switch before 5.2 and you have enough time to deal with ports that
suddenly start to break.

Since sparc64 is already labeled tier 1, I would suggest we spend
the rest of this month (= 2 weeks) getting feedback from the field.
If the resistance is small enough, we make the switch early Nov. and
use the remaining time to 5.2 as a shake-out period of src. We then
use the time between 5.2 and 5.3 to shake out problems in ports.

No mistakes: "we" does not include "marcel" :-)

 Marcel Moolenaar	  USPA: A-39004		 marcel at xcllnt.net

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