[tz] Ambiguous abbreviations for Australian timezones when daylight savings is in affect [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
R.Greenwood at bom.gov.au
Mon Apr 8 01:39:52 UTC 2013
Thanks David that’s sounds great.
My preference (certainly not authoritative) is that the A's be included.
As for how far back should the patch to the abbreviations be applied? For my purposes from 2000 would be desirable. Are there any difficulties applying to the entire archive?
From: tz-bounces at iana.org [mailto:tz-bounces at iana.org] On Behalf Of David Patte ?
Sent: Monday, 8 April 2013 11:20 AM
To: tz at iana.org
Subject: Re: [tz] Ambiguous abbreviations for Australian timezones when daylight savings is in affect [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
A group of us from the list have decided to put together a proposed patch to change the Australian abbreviations to S/D abbreviations. We are hoping, that the maintainers of tz decide to implement the patch in the tz database.
In the mean time:
- would the preference be to preceed the abbreviations with A, or not?
- historically, how far back should we apply the patch to the abbreviations.
We will submit the patch to the list for review, and hope it is implemented. But if it is not, we have decided to fork tz and provide a new distribution with the new abbreviations applied.
Relative Data, Inc.
More information about the tz