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

James M Leddy james.leddy at canonical.com
Wed Aug 15 19:16:46 UTC 2012

On 08/15/2012 12:22 PM, Garrett Wollman wrote:
> <<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

Then we have gems like:

KZ	+4315+07657	Asia/Almaty	most locations

I'm all for better comment fields, but since most of the timezones don't
have comments this work will take a while.

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