Re: [NTLK] Patching the NewtonOS

From: matthiasm <>
Date: Mon Feb 16 2009 - 08:26:06 EST

On 16.02.2009, at 12:17, wrote:

> I was able to recreate the original patch from the sources, and played
> around with some minor modifications. There are still open issues to
> be
> clarified, but it is for sure less black magic than anticipated.

WOW! Very good! I have a pretty good feeling about beeing able to fix
the interface between the OS-internal second counter (which does not
wrap) and the NewtonScript one, assuming that very few programmers
will have stored a date in soups using "seconds" instead of simply the

There are really only two cases (i can think of) that may get in the
way of using a new start date for the "seconds" counter:

1: seconds used somewhere in a soup (which is unlikely)
2: seconds hardcoded somewhere inside a program (which is unlikely
except for licensing experation dates ;-)

so changeing the 0-second date may solve all our problems for the next
16 years - maybe.


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