[Fwd: Fwd: Please stop the change to Argentina's summer time.]

Mariano Absatz - El Baby baby at baby.com.ar
Fri Oct 16 14:48:50 UTC 2009


Margarita is not on the tz mailing list and she asked me to forward this 
to you.... if you want replies to reach her, don't forget to add her 
address to the Cc:

As this paper news (http://www.lanacion.com.ar/nota.asp?nota_id=1187055 
<http://www.lanacion.com.ar/nota.asp?nota_id=1187055>) that Arnaldo just 
sent to the list, confirms, there will be no DST change in Argentina 
this weekend (although the Decree wasn't published in time).

I checked Margarita's patch and it seems OK to me (for what I read last 
year, she works with the Debian people helping them maintain the tzdata 
package at least in stuff related to Argentina).


Mariano Absatz - "El Baby"
baby at baby.com.ar

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Margarita Manterola <margamanterola at gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 10:30 AM
Subject: Please stop the change to Argentina's summer time.
To: tz at elsie.nci.nih.gov

It looks like it's almost certain that no change will take place on Sunday:

"El Gobierno suspende el cambio de hora" -> Government postpones the
time change.

"El domingo no cambiará la hora oficial, el gobierno nacional dio
marcha atrás" -> the time won't change on Sunday, national government
has changed its mind.

And several others like that.  I'm really sorry for living in such a
stupid country that can't take decisions like these with more than 2
days of anticipation.  The worse thing is that the news say that they
might finally decide to implement it later on, and I'm sure it'll be
done with the same amount of time of anticipation :(.

I'm attaching a patch to fix it for now, until they decide to tell us
when the time will change, if it changes.


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