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Re: Xtree Gold/ Net 3.01 Y2K compliance

Posted By: Mathias Winkler <>
Date: Wednesday, 8 July 1998, at 3:46 a.m.

In Response To: Xtree Gold/ Net 3.01 Y2K compliance (Marcus Bird)

> Does anyone know whether either of these is Y2K compliant?
> All Symantec will say is that the products are discontinued and
> will not be tested. Any suggestions would be gratefully received.

As far as my tests have proofed, XTreeGold/Net is working properly with Y2K dates!
All XTree versions don't seem to make any problems with dates past Dec.31st 1999.
Filedates changed to year "00" all work OK..

Trying to set the system date to year 2000 (resp.year "00") and changed the date stamp of some temporary files (by command
'N'ew date or simply editing it) and haven't had any problems with XTree thereafter.

MS DOS since version 3.3 or later should interpret any dates prior to 1-1-80 as dates of the next century. So does XTree.
Changing sort criteria (ALT-S) to date sort, the earliest sorted date is 1-1-80, while anything between 1-1-00 and
Dec-31-79 is (in ascending order) date-sorted *after* Dec-31-99.

On my Win95 system I haven't experienced any Y2K-problems with XTree, contrary to some other filemanagers.
Try, for example, the Win 3.1 file manager (still equipped with Win95 as WINFILE.EXE in the Windows-directory), any years
prior to 1-1-80 are not displayed properly (just something rubbish like "=3" is given as year data...)

Regards
Mathias

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