[NTLK] Y2010 Fix Idea

Morgan Aldridge morgant at makkintosshu.com
Mon Feb 1 07:27:50 EST 2010

On Sun, Jan 31, 2010 at 10:43 PM, Matt Howe <matthowe at comcast.net> wrote:
> How about an extension that just adjusts the time by the fixed amount that
> the 2010 fix uses? Place that in the boot sequence. Or am I being overly
> simplistic?

The problem is that the Newton OS has already seen what it believes to
be an incorrect date and reset the clock on us, so we have to do some
kind of tracking of the real date & time while the Newton is "running"
to go by. The Newton OS resets the date to 1996 during reset,
fortunately Eckhart's patch notices that 1996 is invalid and brings it
up to 2008, but we'll need something to get it back to "correct"
instead of "ballpark".

Morgan Aldridge
morgant at makkintosshu.com

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