proposed time zone package changes (Argentina, Mauritius, Niue, Syria)

Ezequiel Colombo ezcolombo at
Thu Oct 16 16:13:27 UTC 2008

> I strongly agree with Nicolas, the event last week was caused by a previous 
> *guess* as you can see here 
> and has been causing several problems in our systems these days. Our 
> hasn't released any new law describing DST for this year so there isn's any 
> reason to include 2008 (and future) Rules for Argentina.
> In my case i haven't included the '08s Rule in my tzdata last year, but i'm 
> using some JAVA software that has included it in their tzupdater tool. Now i 
> have to wait for a fixed tzdata and then wait for SUN to release the 
> tool including that tzdata.
> Please do not make the same mistake twice, the rules should be based on laws 
> formal government announcements.
> Thanks
> ezequiel

The decree 1693/2008 was published today in Argentina stating the following 
rule for the 2008/2009 DST scheme.

- Switch to GMT -02:00 on 3rd Sunday of October 2008, 00:00:00hs.
- Switch back to GMT -03:00 on 3rd Sunday of March 2009, 00:00:00hs.


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