[NTLK] [ANN] Y2010 + Y2008 fix for 2x00US Newtons

Dan dan at dbdigitalweb.com
Sat Jul 17 10:29:44 EDT 2010

First a big THANK YOU to Eckhart and Paul not to mention all the people
that helped test the patch!

My one question though, what method for the patch to track date/time
past reboots was finally deiced on?  I know there were more than one
originally being discussed.  Or was a way found to bypass the Newtons
"safety feature" of time/date checking upon reboot?


On 7/16/2010 2:52 PM, Eckhart Koeppen wrote:
> No duct tape of bumper case required here: Paul Guyot has come up with a way to prevent the reset to January 1st, 2008 with patch 71J059 after rebooting or power loss. I merged his changes into the next version of the Y2010 patch, version 711000:
> http://40hz.org/Pages/Patch%20711000
> This is unfortunately only for the US MP2x00 variants, German Newtons and eMates will need to wait a bit still.
> There have been again multiple people helping with testing, many thanks to Grant, Don and Tony for risking their Newtons! There is still one potential issue with Adam Tow's Alarm Clock app, but I think that it might be a generic Y2010 issue, and not related to the fix of the 2008 reset.
> The installation is pretty straightforward, the ZIP file contains the Patch.pkg file which can be installed on any patch level like 71J059 (with the exception of 710031, and any Fix2010 package).
> Many thanks to Paul for the clever fix!
> Eckhart

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