Subject: Re: stdio FILE extension
To: NetBSD Userlevel Technical Discussion List <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/19/2001 14:27:29
[ On Friday, October 19, 2001 at 10:56:24 (-0400), Todd Vierling wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: stdio FILE extension 
> Actually, *did* exist.  It was the brokenness that ensued that
> caused us to make the commitment to back down to .12 and stay there.  See
> the CVS logs and mail-index.  It just won't happen again, at least for a
> very long time -- and certainly not for any arbitrary "major release
> number".

I remember all that -- the causes of the breakage at that time were due
to inappropriate planning and notice.

Properly done, and with appropriate support mechanisms in place
beforehand, it should be relatively painless.

> Sun found out the problems with bumping the libc major a long, long time ago
> -- back in the SunOS days, even before Solaris.

NetBSD isn't in the same boat as any OS Sun ever released or likely ever
will release.

							Greg A. Woods

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