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Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2019 10:22:48 -0600
From: "A. Wilcox" <>
Subject: Re: The time64 switchover has happened!

On Nov 3, 2019, at 1:25 AM, Rich Felker <> wrote:
> I just pushed the patch series switching 32-bit archs to 64-bit time.
> Between now and next release, 32-bit archs' ABIs are intended-stable
> but tentative, and could change before release, but I don't intend to
> do that unless some serious unforseen problem is discovered during
> testing and is impractical to fix without changing something.
> The actual switchover commit is
> 38143339646a4ccce8afe298c34467767c899f51 and the series ends with
> d6dcfe4d0c58856690ecbad4cf191d7c9ee1a4a8.
> Now, it's time for testing. I've done some build and smoke tests of
> OpenSSL, Python, Perl, strace, coreutils, busybox (git master needed
> to fix time64 problems), and a few other packages, but large
> distro-scale package builds will be the real test of how easy this
> transition is going to be.
> For distributions that aren't a "make world" sort of thing (mix of
> package versions), I know there will be issues with mixing old and new
> libraries and applications; I'm not sure yet how severe they'll be.
> This would be very useful to have reports/feedback on. Such distros
> should make preparations, and short of detailed research to determine
> how much or little breakage there will be, should make users aware
> that a global dist-upgrade operation (with all libs and apps rebuilt
> for time64) is the safest and recommended way to move to the first
> release that will incorporate time64 musl.

For the purposes of our try build test packaging, is it safe to call this commit "1.2.0 alpha1"?


A. Wilcox (Sent from my iPhone - not signed)
Project Lead, Adélie Linux

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