FW: Bug in Australia/West timezone

Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E] olsona at dc37a.nci.nih.gov
Sun Mar 9 23:53:53 UTC 2008

I'm forwarding this message from Matt Milliss, who is not on the time
zone mailing list.
Those of you who are on the time zone mailing list, please direct
replies appropriately.

I tried five recent versions of "australasia" and they all yielded a
March 30 transition in 2008.
All recent versions of "backward" link "Australia/West" to
It seems as if this is a twiki.org challenge rather than a tz database
I've listed the "backward" and "australasia" versions I looked at below.


	backward	8.4	07/12/31
	backward	8.3	07/01/08
	backward	8.2	06/08/21
	backward	8.1	06/02/20

	australasia	8.8	07/08/20
	australasia	8.7	07/05/07
	australasia	8.6	07/03/15
	australasia	8.5	07/01/08
	australasia	8.4	06/11/27

-----Original Message-----
From: Matthew Milliss [mailto:matt_milliss at yahoo.com] 
Sent: Sunday, March 09, 2008 7:24 PM
To: tz at lecserver.nci.nih.gov
Subject: Bug in Australia/West timezone

According to the tz database 
(http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/xtra/tzdate?tz=Australia/West) daylight 
savings in the Australia/West timezone ended on 11th March 2008 but the 
actual end date is 30th March 2008.

Matt Milliss

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