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Date:      Wed, 16 Jul 1997 09:08:06 +1200 (NZST)
From:      Jonathan Chen <jonc@pinnacle.co.nz>
To:        "A. Randle" <anne-randle.itsd@vin1.dudley.gov.uk>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Year 2000 compliancy
Message-ID:  <Pine.SGI.3.95.970716090010.7855B-100000@tui.pinnacle.co.nz>
In-Reply-To: <97Jul15.141527gmt.29446@southpaw.dudley.gov.uk>

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On Tue, 15 Jul 1997, A. Randle wrote:

> >From : Ms. Anne Randle,  Ops. Support, Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council,
> 		Dudley, West Midlands, U.K.  [Telephone + (44) 01384 - 814968]
> 
> Please can you let me know the situation regarding FreeBSD software levels
> and year 2000 compliancy ?   (e.g.  Does any exist ?  If not, is it likely
> to soon ?)

In general, UNIX systems do not have a problem with the year 2000.
The O/S base tools just don't use think anything special of the year.

End-user software written on them are another story; you have to ask
the developer(s) involved.

On the other hand, there may be a problem when the Epoch rollover
occurs (I think this, occurs somewhere around 2036), if the system
is still 32 bit based.

Cheers.
--
Jonathan Chen                          e-mail : jonc@pinnacle.co.nz
  Pinnacle Software Ltd                Voice  : +64.9.415.4460
  Auckland, New Zealand                Fax    : +64.9.415.4250




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