Subject: Re: stdio FILE extension
To: NetBSD Userlevel Technical Discussion List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
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, libc.so.13 *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
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
Greg A. Woods
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