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Re: [gpsd-dev] Time for a snap release due to the leapsecond change!

From: Eric S. Raymond
Subject: Re: [gpsd-dev] Time for a snap release due to the leapsecond change!
Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2012 11:11:58 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Greg Troxel <address@hidden>:
> As much as I don't like having packages download bits, it might be nice
> to have a leap second file and a way to grab the new one from usno, so
> that release and leap second update can be decoupled.  But it may not be
> worth the effort, since it seems to only affect a few devices which are
> arguably broken by design.

The obvious problem case is Evermore chips in binary mode, which report
only GPS week and TOW for time but never the leap-second offset.  There
aren't any other devices where this is known to be a problem, but that
qualifier "where this is known" worries me. 

Your idea is potentially interesting, but not something I want to try
shipping without time for thought and testing.  I think it's best to apply
the simple stopgap fix now, then consider more permanent solutions at
                <a href="";>Eric S. Raymond</a>

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