Atari ST Y2k Question

From: Hans Franke <>
Date: Wed Dec 29 12:20:45 1999

Date sent: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 13:04:00 -0800 (PST)
> There's no internal clock in the Atari ST. The only things which may be
> messed up are 3rd party external clock cartridges. So far, I haven't come
> across a list of Y2K-compliant software for the ST's, but the number of
> apps that use time/date are few (i.e. BBS software, etc.).

Well, not exactly, there _is_ an internal clock - as software inside the
keyboard controller. And there are several known modifications to power
this chip independly while the rest is switched off. But AFAIK it doesn't
care about Y2K - I'm not shure about the switching second, but after
00:00 01.01.00 the clock continues properly. Also there are no problems
within the file system or the (ROM based) GEM/TOS. I'm not shure about
Falcon, TT, ST-Book, Stacy, or all clones - they may have different


Der Kopf ist auch nur ein Auswuchs wie der kleine Zeh.
Received on Wed Dec 29 1999 - 12:20:45 GMT

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