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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject Re: OS Name in SERVER_VERSION (fwd)
Date Fri, 10 Apr 1998 11:11:16 GMT
At 05:14 PM 4/9/98 +0200, Dirk-Willem van Gulik wrote:
>But this conclusion was reached for _specific_ OS-es if I am not 
>mistaken; we are now talking about three or four very broad and wide
>categories.  I think that this makes it from a 'Bad Thing' into a
>reasonable engineering compromise.

I would support this.  I would also support specifying the OS brand but not
the version.  E.g. "Solaris", not "Solaris 2.4".  The tricky part is in
mandating this of ISV's.

Throw it in STATUS, but please don't hold up a release because of it!


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