Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2019 17:31:55 -0500 From: Rich Felker <dalias@...c.org> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: The time64 switchover has happened! On Sun, Nov 03, 2019 at 10:22:48AM -0600, A. Wilcox wrote: > On Nov 3, 2019, at 1:25 AM, Rich Felker <dalias@...c.org> 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"? I don't see any reason not to, but I'm not familiar with the details of how your package versioning works. There won't be a branch of time64 released as 1.1.x; if there are any future 1.1.x releases they'll be bugfix backports for EOL'd time32. Rich
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