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73, Roy

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STS Orbit Plus versions 9748 and later are compliant.  The older STS Orbit
version 9201 for older machines isn't.

B Keyport wrote:
> 
> n Tue, 1 Dec 1998 18:03:37 -0600, Jeff Johns wrote:
> 
> >With the talk about the Y2K problems with trackingsoftware, does anyone know
> >if STS Orbit is compliant?
> 
> Easy to check.
> 
> 1) Set your clock forward to close enough to midnight, 12/31/99 to
> allow you to run the program. Run the program and watch the time go by.
> Check it again at 2/28/2000 if it don't fail - it _SHOULD_ go to
> 2/29/2000, there is a leap year that year (2000/400 leaves no
> remainder, so it's valid).
> 
> 2) set your program to run fast if it can do so - watch it hit midnight
> on 1/1/2000 and if it don't fail there, 2/29/2000
> 
> if it fails in either test, say satellites jump around in map view, or
> the program just crashes, it's not Y2K ready. Yer looking for bogus
> data, should be easy to find. Most programs I've seen that aren't Y2k
> just crash and burn, tho.
> 
> Cheers!
> 
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