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Re: y2k readiness of wml

"Ralf S. Engelschall" wrote:

> On Thu, May 20, 1999, Oliver Daly wrote:
> > On Thu, May 20, 1999 at 10:39:41AM +0200, Fritz Zaucker wrote:
> > > Oliver Daly <Oliver.Daly@its.monash.edu.au> writes:
> > >
> > > > I was wondering if wml is y2k ready?
> > >
> > > Are you?
> >
> > I'll rephrase the question, are there any statements on the y2k readiness/compliance of
> > wml? Or are any statements prepared to be made. Sure, I could check the source myself,
> > however having about 800 other packages to check, in the next two weeks, does require
> > as many shortcuts to be made, including relying on vendor statements. Any useful
> > information that can be offered on this would be greatly appreciated.
> I don't know whether Denis wants to give a statement, but I personally would
> avoid it myself. For instance I give such statements only in exceptional
> situations (e.g. for my mod_ssl), because it's not worth the trouble in
> general. When you're paid for a product, you have to give such statements and
> people can come back when the product will fail later. That's ok.
> But for unpaid Open Source products the author just opens a can of worms when
> giving such statements. Every author should try hard to make its product Y2K
> complaint, of course. And both I and Denis tried this for WML, too. But when
> it still isn't, either help us to make it compliant (contribute patches) or
> accept the fact that you usually can't receive a definitive statement because
> it's an unpaid Open Source product where authors don't want to give such
> statements. For instance for OpenSSL we intentionally don't give such
> statements, too.

Thanks Ralf, that's fine. I understand the situation with Open source products and don't
expect a definitive statement,
however if people do have any information regarding y2k issues, it is helpful.

Thanks again

Oliver Daly
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