In message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Ashley Yakeley writes: >Not necessarily. After seven months, or even after two years, there's >a better chance that the product is still in active maintenance. >Better to find that particular bug early, if someone's been so >foolish as to hard-code a leap-second table. The bug here, by the >way, is not that one particular leap second table is wrong. It's the >assumption that any fixed table can ever be correct.
So you think it is appropriate to demand that ever computer with a clock should suffer biannual software upgrades if it is not connected to a network where it can get NTP or similar service ? I know people who will disagree with you: Air traffic control Train control Hospitals and the list goes on. 6 months is simply not an acceptable warning to get, end of story. -- Poul-Henning Kamp | UNIX since Zilog Zeus 3.20 [EMAIL PROTECTED] | TCP/IP since RFC 956 FreeBSD committer | BSD since 4.3-tahoe Never attribute to malice what can adequately be explained by incompetence.