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

Tobias Conradi tobias.conradi at gmail.com
Wed May 2 14:45:51 UTC 2012

> I'm with Alan, I've read the messages a few times now, and I don't
> have the vaguest idea what was requested to be changed,
Not sure, what is not to be understand with:

"Suggested new zone:
Asia/Barnaul, split from Asia/Omsk"

>or why.
"Moves to Omsk Time"
1995-05-28 Altai Krai, Altai Oblast

FIX: oblast should be Republic.

> And ...
> tobias.conradi at gmail.com said:
>  | 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.")
> that isn't "making up new rules on the fly"
If not on the fly, it should be specified in the Theory file, so that
contributors are warned that their fixes may not be added for 7+
months if they don't affect current time stamps.

> Note in particular that this project does not provide any kind of mapping
> service
I think you are misinformed here. E.g. for
"Zone Asia/Omsk" it says in tzdata2012c\europe
#... [This region consists of]
# Respublika Altaj, Altajskij kraj, Omskaya oblast'.

Which is a mapping, albeit one with a bug, that's what my suggested
fix is for.

> - determining which zone someone should use to get the correct
> timestamp translations is not our problem
I think you are misinformed again.

Tobias Conradi
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