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Re: [Bug-gnulib] utime.c patch for the !HAVE_UTIMES_NULL case

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnulib] utime.c patch for the !HAVE_UTIMES_NULL case
Date: 09 Sep 2003 13:37:16 -0700
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address@hidden (Karl Berry) writes:

>     Twin Sun decommissioned its last SunOS 4.x host in
>     August 2000, and nobody I know at UCLA has one.
> Does *anyone* still have SunOS 4?  Maybe it's time not to care about it
> at all?

It's a close call.  I know that the Perl hackers have been adding
SunOS 4 fixes recently (i.e., last month), and likewise for OpenSSL
(June), but I don't know who's using the results.  On the other hand,
the MIT Kerberos Team dropped support for SunOS 4 recently (for
example, they now do free (NULL) without worrying about it.)

The last-ship date for Solaris 1.1.1 and 1.1.2 (both based on SunOS 4)
was 1998-09-30.  Sun still supports it until the end of this month.
(Maybe that's why Bill Joy is leaving Sun now?  :-)

SunOS 4 is getting a bit long in the tooth, but I think enough people
still use it actively that I'd rather wait a couple of years more.
(Besides, I'm getting burned out installing all these trivial changes....)

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