[tz] [PATCH 0/1] Add Asia/Beijing

Garrett Wollman wollman at csail.mit.edu
Wed Aug 15 16:22:51 UTC 2012

<<On Wed, 15 Aug 2012 17:52:25 +0200, sdaoden at gmail.com (Steffen "Daode" Nurpmeso) said:

> Except for Mac OS X all operating systems i use simply map Olson's
> hierarchy.

Then they're doing it wrong.

Does anyone remember when zone.tab was added to the distribution?  I
wrote an application to use it more than ten years ago.  FreeBSD users
have long been asked to select among:

	east China - Beijing, Guangdong, Shanghai, etc.
	Heilongjiang (except Mohe), Jilin
	central China - Sichuan, Yunnan, Guangxi, Shaanxi, Guizhou, etc.
	most of Tibet & Xinjiang
	west Tibet & Xinjiang

We don't present the TZids at all.  Users are welcome to learn about
them, and they have some utility for command-line use with date(1),
but they truly are an implementation detail.


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