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Alex LIVINGSTON alex at
Fri Feb 4 03:50:54 UTC 2000

At 18:31 -0800 2000-02-03, Paul Eggert wrote:
>   From: Doug Royer [SMTP:doug at]
>   Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2000 6:47 PM
>   IANA as part of the IETF is looking into administrating the names
>   of world wide time zones.

What are IANA and the IETF?

>	   1) Port the government database and 'zic' (Zone Information
>	      Compiler) to other OSes and have it also provide the
>	      data in VTIMEZONE format. Most UNIXes use the government
>	      database format and the zic compiler (man zic).

Which other OSes? What is the VTIMEZONE format?

>On 1998-07-16 Antoine Leca <Antoine.Leca at> wrote that he was
>implementing (1); you might ask him how far he got.

To which OSes was Antoine porting them and was he also providing the data
in VTIMEZONE format?


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It's the 2000th year, 200th decade, 20th century, and 2nd millennium -
the last year of the last decade of the last century of the millennium.
(But it's no longer 1999, the 1990s, the 1900s, or the 1000s.)

Years since epoch (1-1-1 at 00:00:00) at midday today (Feb. 4): 1999.09238382

Provisional iweaq date: 2000-1g3 (Year-QuarterWeekDay) - day before
mid-quarter day, close to northern "rise of spring" (southern "rise of

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