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

Steffen "Daode" Nurpmeso sdaoden at gmail.com
Wed Aug 15 21:42:49 UTC 2012

<Paul_Koning at Dell.com> wrote:

 |I would like to mention another consideration.
 |The tzdata database is used in embedded systems, not just workstations/servers with lots of memory and disk space.  For that usage, it needs to be complete.  But having lots of extra references to a given set of zone rules, to satisfy user interface polishing requirements, is a problem for memory-limited systems.

On the other hand, now that Paul Eggert has switched to git(1),
selective branches would be possible, automatically setup from a
worker branch.  Or multiple make(1) rules.  Or multiple zone.tabs
with several levels of detail, for more specific addressing and/or
converting "comments" into easy translatable entities or atoms
which then can be used directly for other purposes, like geoname
lookup, or whatever, maybe setup via a script, as above, to choose
the level of detail.  zone.tab was 19913 bytes for (Release
tzcode2012e and tzdata2012e., 2012-08-02), that is not much for
entire planet earth, so to say.

 |Could we please move UI improvements out of the TZ project?

You're welcome.

 |	paul


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