Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 9th Jul 2017 08:59 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives

time_t now uses 64-bit on 64-bit systems. This fixes the year 2038 bug for 64-bit Haiku, so we can continue to run it after 2038. This breaks the ABI, so all the 64bit packages were rebuilt.

As Michel points out in the comments, this means Haiku'll be good until 4 December 292277026596, about in time for the beta release.

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RE: 2038
by BlueofRainbow on Mon 10th Jul 2017 11:45 UTC in reply to "2038"
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From what I understand, fixing the Y2038 issue required "breaking" the Application Binary Interface (ABI).

The fix was applied to Haiku-64bit. All applications included in the nightly build were recompiled.

The fix was not applied to Haiku-32bit as this would break compatibility with the BeOS applications still in circulation. It is quite possible that BeOS it-self (and by extension Zeta) have the same issue.

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