Subject: Re: NetBSD 2.0 release date
To: NetBSD Kernel Technical Discussion List <tech-kern@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/06/2003 11:15:27
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On Dec 5, 2003, at 3:57 PM, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> It's not really _that_ bit of a deal. Certainly not in my opinion.
> NetBSD is an open source system after all. NetBSD doesn't _really_
> to be anywhere nearly so single-minded about bass-ackwards
> as, say, Sun has been with Solaris. I'm sure all NetBSD users can deal
> with such a change without much grief, assuming they're made well aware
> of what's happening.
Yes, it is. If you bump libc, you have to bump the major of every
library that exists that uses libc functions, including 3rd party
This is simply too large of a task.
We've hashed over this before. Many times. And each time the
conclusion is "can't bump libc's major in any sane way". Therefore, I
expect it will never happen.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <email@example.com>
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