[tz] [PATCH 4/4] yellow flags
derick at derickrethans.nl
Thu Aug 15 09:18:37 UTC 2013
On Wed, 14 Aug 2013, Paul Eggert wrote:
> On 08/14/13 08:51, Derick Rethans wrote:
> > 2. Debian's/Raspian's "tzselect" lists for "Asia":
> This objection to this change is essentially political.
> Whether one considers the change to be a significant problem
> depends on whether one is trying to make the best technical
> change independent of politics (as I was) or is trying to
> defer to political considerations of users who look at
> internal TZ settings and might object to how they're spelled.
I did some asking with a few Croatians, and they definitely found this
> As I think we both agree, people will get upset no matter what,
> even if we do nothing; it's more a question of how do we
> lessen the amount of future ire and work for everybody.
Not using city names for tzids would work, but I guess that ship has
sailed a few decades ago!
> All this being said, it does seem that the recent proposed changes to
> zone.tab do not have consensus, so as described in
> <http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/tz/2013-August/019546.html> I've
> reverted them in the experimental github version. I'll try to think
> of a gentler way of insulating this project from future political
Thanks - I appreciate that. In the meanwhile, have a look at this
(pretty) map showing all the timezones:
with Eric Muller's shapefiles from http://www.efele.net/maps/tz/world/)
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