Category: Operating System and Languages [XX]

The UNIX 98 Product Standard is a significantly enhanced version of the UNIX 95 Product Standard. The mandatory enhancements include (1) Threads interfaces, (2) Multibyte Support Extension (MSE), (3) Large File Support, (4) Dynamic Linking, (5) changes to remove hardware data-length dependencies or restrictions, and (6) Year 2000 changes. In addition the following optional enhancements are included: Software Administration facilities and a set of APIs for realtime support. This Product Standard includes the following mandatory Product Standards: Internationalized System Calls and Libraries Extended V2,Commands and Utilities V3, C Language, Transport Service (XTI) V2, Sockets V2 and Internationalized Terminal Interfaces. In addition, it may also conform to the Software Administration Product Standard.

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Referenced Documents:

X/Open Curses, Issue 4, Version 2

System Interfaces and Headers, Issue 5 - Two Volumes

System Interface Definitions, Issue 5

Programming Languages, Issue 3

Networking Services, Issue 5

Guide to the Internet Protocol Suite

Go Solo 2 - The Authorized Guide to UNIX 98 (Ed. Andrew Josey)

Commands and Utilities, Issue 5

IEEE Std. 1387.2:1995, Information Technology - Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX) System Administration - Part 2: Software Administration.

ISO/IEC 9899:1990, Programming Languages - C (technically identifical to ANS X3.159-1989). 1:1995, Multibyte Support Extension (MSE) for ISO C.

ISO/IEC 9945-1:1996, Information Technology - Portable Operating Systems Interface (POSIX) - Part 1: Systems Application Programming Interface (API) [C Language] (identifical to IEEE Std. 1003.1-1996). Incorporating ANSI/IEEE Stds. 1003.1-1990, 1003.1b-1993 (Realtime), 1003.1c-1995 (Threads) and 1003.1i-1995 (also Realtime).

ISO/IEC 9945-2:1993 (POSIX-2)

Conformance Statement Questionnaires:

CSQ for UNIX 98 Product Standard

CSQ for Internationalized System Calls & Libraries Extd V2 Product Standard

CSQ for Commands and Utilities V3 Product Standard

CSQ for C Language Product Standard

CSQ for Transport Service (XTI) V2 Product Standard

CSQ for Sockets V2 Product Standard

CSQ for Internationalized Terminal Interfaces Product Standard

CSQ for Software Administration Product Standard

Test Suites:

VSX5 , and VSX4 , and VSU5 , and VSTH , (and optionally VSRT) , and VSC5 , and ( Plum Hall V7.00 , or Perennial ACVS 4.3) , and VST5

Present in UNIX 98 Product Standard(s)

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