Y2K Issues in Caucus
- Caucus 4.0 and all higher versions are completely Y2K-compliant.
- If you are still running Caucus 3.x, there are some Y2K problems, although they are minor. In some cases, year dates may display strangely, but the rest of the date will display fine. Also, listing items or responses by date may be confused by dates after 31 December 1999.
- If you are running the (ancient) text interface to Caucus 2.x, there is a Y2K problem in the display of dates. You can correct the problem by downloading the "america0" dictionary file and copying it to DIC2/america0, and recompiling your dictionary with the cv2mkmd script.
If you have made custom dictionaries, you can also change those by hand. Look for all of the "format" strings (those with names like xxx_Fyyyyy) that have date codes in them. In particular, anywhere that you see a "&9d" (a nine-character date that displays as 23-MAY-99), replace it with "&11d" (which will display an eleven-character date like 23-MAY-1999).
You may have to adjust other code lengths, in cases where the total was supposed to add up to 80 (or less).