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Open Watcom 1.6 has been released!
Changes include making the behaviour of the C compiler more consistent with that of the C++ compiler, 64-bit additions and improvements for the Watcom Assembler WASM. For details have a look at the list of changes.
Open Watcom 1.5 has been released!
A major new addition is support for ISO TR 24731, also known as the Safer C Library. This is a set of C runtime functions with additional error checking and recovery, designed to avoid common programming errors. And there are more changes.
Open Watcom 1.4 has been released!
And the list of changes is too long to present here...


Comeau Computing is showing an interest to add OW as a backend with Comeau C/C++. At least that's what one can assume from recent postings of Greg Comeau in openwatcom.users.c_cpp. This would be very interesting because Comeau C/C++ has up-to-date support for C++03, C90 and C99. Only time will tell if they're really that interested or if it's better to wait for Open Watcom native support for the latest standards. Even if this means one have to wait quite a while.
SciTech Software, Inc. is currently looking for contractors to help finish the OW Linux port. An offshore contracting company completed the first phase of the project, which was a detailed set of requirements and specifications for the Linux port (the resulting documents are available for linker and GUI). The trouble is that the price of the current contracting company for the next phase (ie. doing the actual work) is significantly higher than SciTech expected. So they're looking at other options and they would be interested to hear bids from other people. There are two major components involved: the compiler/linker and the GUI tools. Those two are independent of each other.
Open Watcom 1.2 has been released!
After four release candidates Open Watcom 1.2 has been released last week. This update includes a number of eagerly anticipated fixes and enhancements. The DRAFT version of the new Open Watcom Public License v2.0 is available. Sybase has incorporated all the changes from Apple as well as adding some of their own to clarify the license and make it a bit more generic (ie: not so specific to Open Watcom). There's also a Slashdot article about the release.



Matthew Wilson, Director of Synesis Software and author of the STLSoft libraries has written an article "Comparing C/C++ Compilers" for Dr. Dobb's Journal #353, October 2003. Unfortunately, just like Polyhedron Software for their Win32 Fortran compiler comparison, he stumbled over the /OXT optimization switches (he had used /OX) and had some serious problems with table columns too. He wrote an errata but the print issue is cast in stone now. Maybe some recent documentation had helped, even with laying out tables. Thanks to Carl Young, recent documentation for Open Watcom is available in convenient PDF format.
Good news on the Open Watcom license issues. SciTech Software had a conference call with Sybase to discuss the license issues, and Sybase is considering taking the suggestion of Bart Oldeman and incorporating the changes that Apple made in their APL 2.0 license for the Open Watcom Public License 2.0. They are also looking specifically at this issues of runtime library redistribution, and more importantly proprietry programs linked against the runtime library. If necessary Sybase will consider allowing the runtime library binaries, and binary code linked with the runtime library, to be licensed under a different license. The license would be more like the runtime library license you find with any regular commercial compiler such as Visual C++ or Borland C++. To that end however they are also considering whether a few modifications to the Open Watcom license 2.0 would alleviate the need for a separate runtime library license. The proposed Sybase V2.0 license is available as a redline marked version so you can see the changes from the V1.0 license.
Kendall Bennett [SciTech Software] put out a call for contractors to do some work on wrapping up the Open Watcom Linux port. He had several interested parties contact him, and after much internal discussion decided to contract an off-shore firm to do the work. The initial deliverables for this project include analysing the state of the Linux port and building a concise requirements analysis to determine what needs to be fixed, what needs to be added and how this should be implemented. This includes updates to the compiler/linker as well as porting the GUI components to GTK2. When this is done (targetted for December 22nd), he will post the report to the contributors newsgroup for comments and questions. Hopefully in a few months we will have a complete Open Watcom compiler for Linux!
Lynn McGuire has posted an announcement to comp.lang.fortran that the Open Watcom Project is looking for a few individuals who would be interested in maintaining and possibly improving the F77 compiler built into Open Watcom. Given that even the Linux port had not attracted enough programmers to do the work, success is questionable.
Open Watcom 1.1 has been released!
You better ignore the Open Watcom home page headline, which is still announcing Version 1.0. You better ignore the Open Watcom download page, which is still offering Version 1.0. And you better ignore the Open Watcom news and status report too, which are still telling you that Version 1.0 has been released. You simply need to know the following URL: http://openwatcom.mirrors.pair.com/watcom/.
Polyhedron Software has just updated their Win32 Fortran compiler comparison. The comparison now includes Open Watcom FORTRAN 77 Version 1.0. Thanks to Lynn McGuire for this information. If you want to reproduce the results: Michal Necasek remarked that it's necessary to use /OXT to get maximum optimization for speed (Polyhedron had used /OX) and that the 386 code sometimes runs faster than 686 code (/3 vs. /6).
Quote of the month comes from Michal Necasek [ScitechSoft]. Somebody asked the usual question '[...] when will the 1.1 version be released?'. Michal replied: 'As long as I'm the only one who's working on it, it might take a while.'. Well, we always knew the development team is small, but the truth is, it is much smaller. On the other hand, who wants to work for nothing in the current economic slowdown?
There has been an interesting newsgroup discussion about the future of Open Watcom FORTRAN. While it is clear that Watcom FORTRAN with its support for FORTRAN 77 should be maintained, Fortran 90 or higher versions of the language offer many benefits for programmers. As FORTRAN 77 is a subset of Fortran 90, existing FORTRAN 77 code would continue to work. Anybody willing to contribute?
The Linux port is on it's way. First rudimentary versions of the Watcom vi clone and the Watcom debugger have been tested by the development team. The vi clone and the debugger need a curses library, but unfortunately can't be build with an existing glibc curses library: the team had decided to use the Watcom libc for all Watcom executables.
One of the first questions the development team was asked after the 1.0 release was: what comes next? Well, theoretically with the source code in their hands, the development team could do virtually anything. However, the development team is small, they have other jobs to do and only few outside the team are contributing real work instead of asking for yet another feature. And there are many features people ask for. Completing the port to Linux and porting to FreeBSD is something many people would like to see. Updating the compilers for the latest ISO/ANSI standards is requested as well. With Open Watcom already having a working compiler for the Alpha platform, the FreeBSD/Alpha people have shown an interest in Open Watcom. But there're two problems here. There's a bunch of GCC specific inline assembly and as with other features, somebody has to step up to the plate and do the real work. Unfortunately nobody steps up to the plate to work on QNX support for Open Watcom. QNX is no longer supported in 11.0c or Open Watcom 1.0. Kendall Bennett [SciTech] has requested repeately since 2000 that QNX work with the team to get support for QNX 4 and QNX 6 into Open Watcom, but to no avail. Similarly you can try to use the STLport iostream library, but to no avail. At least the latest development tree C++ compiler has a switch (-fzh) to stop the compiler auto appending extensions. Without this switch, #include <iostream> is being converted to #include <iostream.h>. Even without support for the latest C++ standard, Open Watcom has generated much interest. Within three weeks after the 1.0 release, there has been close to 1 terabyte of HTTP downloads (not including the FTP downloads!). In order to help cover the cost of download bandwith, SciTech Software has decided to move the Open Watcom installers into their web store and started charging a small download fee. It's set up such that one can buy 'units' when downloading the product, with the smallest unit being $3. Hence if you feel generous you could donate $30 to the Open Watcom project by paying for 10 units when you download the product. But unfortunately not everybody outside the USA has a credit card or access to PayPal to pay that way. Another option is to buy the Open Watcom CD-ROM, containing the source code and the binaries, and pay by check or money order.
Open Watcom 1.0 has been released!
After two release candidates (Release candidate 2 had been uploaded to the Open Watcom servers last week), Open Watcom 1.0 Final has been uploaded to the Open Watcom servers two days ago. Congratulations to the developers for their great work! Watcom is back!
The Open Watcom 1.0 Release Candidate 1 has been uploaded to the Open Watcom servers yesterday. Kendall Bennett [SciTech] requested that people should download and test RC1 and report what they think. If there are no major problems with RC1, this build will simply be renamed to final relase. The C/C++ and FORTRAN compilers are merged into a single download package to reduce duplication of effort in the installers. The new Windows and OS/2 binary installers are now released under a slightly modified license. Check the download licence for details.
Happy new year Watcomer!
The Watcom binary patch update 11.0c has been released just a few weeks ago and this week the source code for Open Watcom 1.0 Beta has been uploaded to the Open Watcom server. There are plans to ship the upcoming release 5.0 of Boris Fomitchev's STLport with Open Watcom and to make Open Watcom C++98 compliant. Kendall Bennett [SciTech] received the source code for the old Watcom installer from Sybase. According to Kendall, Sybase is currently working on a 'plain english' interpretation for the Sybase Open Watcom Public License. There're still people asking if they can use the Open Watcom compiler to build commercial software products (yes, you can do this). Well, Watcom users can expect many good news this year.



Watcom binary patch update 11.0c has been released yesterday!
Watcom users get their christmas gift early this year. As stated at the Open Watcom Homepage: 'The Open Watcom core team has released the final version 11.0c binary patch update targeted at existing Watcom C/C++ and Fortran users. The binary patch update can be used to upgrade version 10.6 and later installations.' Kendall Bennett [SciTech] has given up his project leadership role to the capable hands of Michal Necasek [SciTech] and remains an avid Watcom hacker. Source code for Open Watcom 0.9.5 has been uploaded to the Open Watcom servers. Just in case you have nothing else to do next week...
The Sybase Open Watcom Public License (SOWPL) 1.0 has finally been approved by OSI and they have changed their guidelines so that click wrap licensing is now allowed for Open Source licenses. It was that click wrap thing that prevented the SOWPL from OSI approval such a long time. Sybase took advice from Kendall Bennett [SciTech] to start with an already OSI approved license and modify it slightly. So they took the Apple Public Source License (ASDL) and added the click wrap thing. Unfortunately not many people in the Open Source community like the ASDL. So Sybase selected a bad licence and added yet another bad thing. Well, they'll try better next time. Besides this legal stuff, there're interesting news from Carl Young about Novell NetWare support for Watcom. He managed to create a NetWare Loadable Module (NLM) version of wlink. Good job, Carl!
Thanks to Jonathan de Boyne Pollard, all newsgroup postings from openwatcom.users.c_c++ are back online in openwatcom.users.c_cpp. Somehow he managed to upload the old messages to the new server. Stephen Howe [TeamSybase] and Jonathan de Boyne Pollard both had contacted Google to pick up the Open Watcom newsgroups but received no answer yet. The core developers have uploaded a set of pre-compiled binaries to the FTP server. But stay away from this stuff if you're not a contributor. As Michal Necasek [SciTech] said: 'This is pretty much completely untested, there's stuff missing, it might blow up in your face or who knows what else.' There have been some efforts to construct a list of projects and assign maintainers to each of them. Unfortunately there doesn't appear to be any person willing to touch the C++ compiler. Bart Oldeman has managed to patch the wcc386 compiler to produce ELF objects, which can be linked with ELF libraries to produce a working executable (ELF is the format used for Linux executables). Interesting, isn't it?
Paul Hsieh's The WATCOM C/C++ Programmer's FAQ just got better. He has been kind enough to merge the Watcom C/C++ QAF, previously available at this home page, into his FAQ. Further contributions are always welcome.
Just in case you wonder why nobody posts new messages to openwatcom.users.c_c++: that's simply because this newsgroup no longer exists. Scitech switched their servers and software and the new software can't handle the '++'. So they changed it to openwatcom.users.c_cpp. And now the good news: don't worry about your rude postings from the past, they're all gone...
Javier Gutiérrez [DOS/32 Advanced Team] yesterday announced the newly launched web site for DOS/32 Advanced, available at SourceForge. This site will be the central head quarter that will coordinate the forthcomming new 8.00 version. The DOS/32 Advanced extender is freely available on the mentioned site with its binaries, source code and documentation. You can get the stable/final 7.10 version (original Narech Koumar release), as well as the new development/beta 8.00 version.
Four days ago, Kendall Bennett [SciTech Software] announced the uploading of the Open Watcom 0.8.0 source code. The archive contains over 18,000 source code files totalling nearly 78MB of just source code (no binaries!). Included is full source code to the DEC Alpha compiler, which they built and quickly tested and it produced working code that ran under Windows NT 4.0 on a DEC Alpha machine. There's also a Slashdot article about the release.
Kendall Bennett [SciTech Software] yesterday recieved word from Sybase that they can go ahead and prepare the code and even release the code without waiting for OSI approval. They just can't put it up on the web site with any mention of the license being OSI approved, just that it is pending approval.
Kendall Bennett [SciTech Software] has posted some good news to the newsgroup. While the Open Watcom license (which is based on the Apple Public License) is still being reviewed at OSI, original core team members (still under NDA with Sybase) will now start to add the Open Watcom copyright headers to the source files. If this is done and Sybase allows it, the source files will be submitted to the public Perforce tree ready for downloading!
The license that has been posted by Karen Williams to the license-discuss mailing list at OpenSource.org is not up to date. Stephen Howe [TeamSybase] has posted this today in openwatcom.users.c_c++.
Three days ago, Bart Oldeman has posted a message in openwatcom.users.c_c++ that the Sybase Open Watcom Public License v. 1.0 (with six pages full of laywer talk) is available for download as a PDF file. It's currently being discussed at the license-discuss mailing list, run by The Open Source Initiative (see this Thread). Only a few people have replied so far. Thank you for this information, Bart.
Recently the Open Watcom Marketplace popped up at the Open Watcom homepage. Here's what it's all about: 'The Open Watcom Marketplace enables companies that need specific software projects completed on/with cross-platform tools, to find professional developers to perform the work. The Open Watcom Marketplace finally puts the money into projects that use and enhance Open Source cross-platform tools!' It would have been better to announce this on the appropriate mailing list.
According to Stephen Howe [TeamSybase], 11.0c final is just around the corner. In a recent posting in the Open Watcom newsgroup he wrote: 'I will be surprised if it is not within the month.' Hopefully he's right this time. Watcom users have heard a similar statement in 1999: 'Patch Update Level 'c' is at work and will maybe published this year.'
Kendall Bennett [SciTech Software], the guy that started the Open Watcom project, has posted some interesting comments to the Open Watcom newsgroup. He wrote that since the project started, there were two lawyer changes at Sybase. Does not sound like it would speed things up. What has happened is that Sybase has 'tentatively chosen the Open Source License to be used', but they're not willing to publish their selection yet. Well, doesn't sound very enthusiastic. Kenndall wrote it won't be GPL but either a Mozilla or BSD derived licence. Interestingly he wrote that he has been communicating with Sybase on Open Watcom since early 1999 and had the code on his machine since November 1999. That's a damn long time. Looks like Open Watcom has very low priority at Sybase. On Ebay Watcom has higher priority. People are paying up to $159 for both 10.0 and 11.0.
Happy new year Watcomer!
Lets have a quick look at the latest Watcom gossip:
The last year was a good year for Watcom. While the Open Watcom project does not proceed as fast as many of us would like it to proceed, there's definitely something going on. The Open Watcom developers released a 11.0c Beta, which fixes a bunch of bugs. Many people have downloaded the package since and reported that it works well in various environments. Giving hope for this year...
Another good thing starting this year: all europeans can now make donations to the Open Watcom project using the same currency, the Euro. :-)



Over the last month there has been a discussion in the Open Watcom newsgroup about the 'open sourceness' of Open Watcom. Some people complained that they haven't seen a single line of source code yet. On the other hand there're people building applications for Windows and OS/2 with the freely available 11.0c Beta and former Watcom customers enjoy the bug fixes in the Beta c-level patch. So what?
Looks like there's some confusion in the community about what 11.0c offers to developers. The following list from Stephen Howe [TeamSybase] (Open Watcom core developer) should help:
  1. 'Out-of-the-box, with no previous version of Watcom, you can build with 16-bit DOS targets, with 11.0c Beta
  2. Out-of-the-box, with no previous version of Watcom, you will be able to build 32-bit DOS targets, with 11.0c non-Beta (so you can't do it with 11.0c Beta as no DOS4GW.EXE but with 11.0c, non-Beta, DOS4GW.EXE will be bundled).
  3. If you download Microsoft Platform SDK, convert COFF import libraries from VC++ 6.0 format to VC++ 5.0 format using Microsoft LINK, you can build Win32 executables with 11.0c Beta only.
  4. A similar story with IBM's OS/2 SDK. With that you can build OS/2 32-bit executables. i think also you can build 16-bit executables but I am not sure.'
After years of silence the last days where somewhat exciting. For Slashdot.org (http://slashdot.org/) the announced beta release of the 11.0c Version was worth an article (http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=01/09/30/0220212&mode=thread). If you visit this, make sure you read the comments. Best comment for now: 'It's dead. Let it rest in peace.'
The Sybase news server had some strange hickups but it seems that it's now back in normal operation.
'SciTech Software, Inc. (http://www.scitechsoft.com/) [...] announced the eagerly awaited beta release of the 11.0c update to the popular Watcom C/C++ and Fortran compilers is now available for download (http://www.openwatcom.org/download.html).'
The Watcom newsgroup traffic goes down. Maybe it's the lack of information? Kind of 'better than nothing' information from Stephen Howe [Team Sybase]: 'For a long time all that was being thought about was licensing arrangements. Now that is done and it is the type of license.'
Anybody listening anymore? ...
It's been very quiet around Open Watcom in these days. Is Open Watcom stopped? Where's the problem? Stephen Howe [Team Sybase] has some news about the current project state: '[...] We are waiting for the lawyers to finish talking...'
Watcom 11.0c is out! Well, at least the documentation is. If you download for example the C language reference nowadays you'll get the "11.0c Edition". Let's hope that's not a (somewhat strange) joke. As someone in the newsgroup stated some time ago: I start feel like whining.
If you listen to the Watcom newsgroups carefully you'll sometimes find information about the current state of Watcom 11.0c. The OpenWatcom Team is currently experimenting with Wise installers for the 11.0c Windows distribution. Other platforms (Windows if you like it) will use ZIP files. In addition to complete installers for Watcom C/C++ and Fortran there will be web-based installers which will download only what you need.
Once again Stephen Howe [TeamSybase] stated: '[...] 11.0c will not [contain] any Microsoft components [...]'. Nor will it contain any other vendor dependend SDKs. This frees Watcom from old licence issues.
Stephen Howe [Team Sybase] has some news about the current project state: ´We have had some build problems, most which have been sorted out. We have been discussing the file distribution list.´
The Open Watcom Homepage now offers access to a bug-tracking system (Bugzilla). It can be found at the Open Watcom Bug Tracking (http://www.openwatcom.org/bugzilla.html) page.
Happy new year Watcomer!
Lets have a quick look at the latest Watcom gossip:
Unfortunately there are not that much news. The ´legendary´ c-level patch, promised for over one and a half year, is still not available. But if you follow the Watcom newsgroup carefully you'll see that Stephen Howe [TeamSybase] already has a partial c-level patch available. Lets hope that even the ordinary Watcom user will have it soon.



Stephen Howe [TeamSybase] announced yesterday:
Documentation for Watcom C/C++ 11.0 is available in Acrobat (http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html) PDF files. You can download it from Sybase' support page 'Product Manuals (http://www.sybase.com/support/manuals/) - On-line manuals for Database, Middleware & Tools'. In the pick list, you'll find Watcom C/C++. Select and click the Go! button. This will take you to the Watcom documentation.
After the Open Source announcement people talked a lot about compiler development but what about the other tools like the IDE and the Watcom VI? Stephen Howe [TeamSybase] and Kendall Bennett [SciTech Software, Inc.] have both stated that these tools will survive. As an example: the original author of the Watcom VI is now on the core team. There's even a connection to Dmitry Mityugov [TeamNovell] giving hope that support for novell will still exist.
Open Watcom time frame (from Kendall Bennett [SciTech Software, Inc.]):
'We do expect the Open Source 1.0 release to be within six months.'
It seems there are different opinions about the time frame. Anyway, the only important thing is that something happens. The Watcom community had to wait a long time for that.
Sybase To Open Source Watcom C/C++ and Fortran Compilers
Sybase, Inc. today announced that it will release the source code to its Watcom C/C++ and Fortran compilers under an Open Source license, thus enabling Watcom users to continue to use the products and evolve them to meet the changing needs of the Watcom community. Read the full press release (http://www.openwatcom.org/in_press1.html) for more details.
Now available: Project/Target files to compile latest version (official, stable version 2.2, release 0) of wxWindows with Watcom.
Sybase closes technical support for Watcom.
Watcom C/C++ is now officially dead.
Now available: Project/Target files to compile latest version of wxWindows with Watcom.
If you still have problems with Watcom you should call the technical support as fast as possible. There's only one month left before this support ends.
What's next? You'll read it here!
Stephen Howe [TeamSybase] about Watcom OS/2 version:
'[...] Watcom R & D[1] did indicate to me that they will make sure a number of 11.0b issues with OS/2 (debugger issue, 16-bit calls like VIO MOU, DOS, KBD calls).'
[1] Watcom Research and Development
The Watcom C/C++ Runtime Library Source Code is now available for download from the Sybase Support website at: http://support.sybase.com (http://support.sybase.com/).
Select Watcom C/C++ from the "Select a Product" dropdown, and follow the Software Downloads link.
The Beta 4 of STLport looks very good. The 'Hello, World!' program builds and runs without errors. Please try it.
The pages were rearranged a little bit because this page has become quiet big with long download time. The section about Java support in VIW can now be found at the Tips and Tricks Page.
Happy new year Watcomer! Wow! What a cool date isn't it? :-)
Lets have a quick look at the latest Watcom gossip:
When comes 11.0c? Stephen Howe [TeamSybase] says: 'I expect to see a preliminary version (for me) in the early days of January. [...] Sybase promised support to June 30th 2000, so I would think it would be round then.'
What's up with the sources for Watcom runtime libraries? Again we could listen to Stephen Howe: 'I had notice from Sybase that this will be released this year very soon.'
STLport 3.2.2 is still in beta state. Please continue to report bugs! (and for Watcom 11.0b as well!)



Now available: Project/Target files to compile latest version of wxWindows with Watcom.
Information from Dr. Raj Nathan (Sybase, 11/04/1999):
'..., I am pleased to announce that Sybase, Inc. will be making the Watcom C/C++ Runtime Libraries freely available under an Open Source type of license agreement.'
Most people in Watcom Newsgroup are unhappy with this and think that's not enough.
Boris Fomitchev released a STLport 3.2.2 Beta snapshot. It can be found at http://www.stlport.org/beta.html (http://www.stlport.org/beta.html). Please test it and report problems to STLport Beta Forum to get a high quality new version of STLport.
New features:
At this time bug fixing is in progress for Watcom C/C++. Please post your bugs to the Watcom newsgroup (news://forums.sybase.com/powersoft.public.watcom_c_c++.general).
Information from Stephen Howe [TeamSybase]:
'I think October 31st 1999 applies to other world locations other than North America (like Africa, Asia and South America).'
'Also very shortly, there will be an update to Watcom C/C++ 11.0b on the web.'
Information from Stephen Howe [TeamSybase]:
'October 31st 1999 is the last day when Watcom C/C++ 11.0b will be available for upgrade/purchase from Sybase centres worldwide.'
GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENT - Source Code for Watcom C/C++ Libraries
  1. You need to contact Sue Sosnoski on sosnoski@sybase.com and request the license agreement for Watcom C runtime source code (product #31267).
  2. She will send you a license agreement to be signed.
  3. You need to sign the agreement, make payment for $225.00 and give your registration # for 11.0 and return this to Sue.
  4. The software will be sent to you.
It includes this...
  1. The C run-time library source code.
  2. The C++ class library.
  3. The 16-bit and 32-bit floating point (FPC) emulators (not the 80x87 emulator).
  4. The Math library.
  5. All the gear required to build 1 through 4.
It does NOT include this...
  1. The Graphics Library.
  2. The 80x87 emulator (what you'd use with FPI and no hardware coprocessor).
  3. Source code for tools like the assembler, linker, librarian, debugger, compilers, etc.

Sybase stopped their selling of Watcom C/C++.
Will 11.0c ever be available?
Stephen Howe [TeamSybase] says: 'The latest word is no and is very unlikely to be in the foreseeable future. I thought that 11.0c was on the way but I was wrong.'
Information from Sybase:
  1. Extra copies of Watcom C/C++ can be purchased up to August 31st 1999.
  2. Sybase will continue to provide technical support up to June 30th 2000. Tech support will work with you to find solutions to your problems.
Read the complete document here: End of Life Notice for Watcom C/C++ Version 11.0 (http://techinfo.sybase.com/css/techinfo.nsf/DocId/ID=20510)
Sybase declares 'end-of-live' for Watcom.
Stephen Howe [TeamSybase] says: 'Patch Update Level 'c' is at work and will maybe published this year.'
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