[tz] Bugs in Russia - Seven month past since 2011-09-17 - still not fixed

Tobias Conradi tobias.conradi at gmail.com
Wed May 2 02:13:30 UTC 2012

On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 1:35 PM, Alan Barrett <apb at cequrux.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 29 Apr 2012, Tobias Conradi wrote:
>> Will the TZ Coordinators also do what the second and third order of
>> business demands?
>> What are the reasons for not fixing the Siberia bugs?
>>>> http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/tz/2011-September/008809.html
>>>> http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/tz/2011-October/008937.html
> Please could you explain the problems
The problem is that the tz zones mentioned are wrong according to the
definition in the Theory file, if the sources provided are correct.

> and the suggested fixes?
They are here
search for "Suggested"

>The links to
> archived messages are not helpful,
To me they are.

> because the archived messages do not
> contain clear descriptions of the problems

"That is the changes as written down in the Russian Wikipedia
lead to contiguous zones at any time, while the current rules
in tzdata do not."

- "changes" means "changes in offset from Moscow Time"
- "zones" means "zones with same offset from Moscow Time"

>or suggested fixes.
What is not clear about the fixes suggested in link #1?

But anyway, as long as as one of the main maintainers makes up new
rules on the fly ("The first order of business is to ensure that
current (2012) time stamps are handled correctly throughout Russia.")
every contributor may learn that suggested fixes are sometimes not
integrated even if fully explained, for reasons that are not specified
in the Theory file.

Tobias Conradi
Rheinsberger Str. 18
10115 Berlin


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