[tz] tzcode for windows?

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at systematicsw.ab.ca
Sat Mar 9 05:51:32 UTC 2013

On 2013-03-08 12:56, Jonathan Leffler wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 11:29 AM, <random832 at fastmail.us
> <mailto:random832 at fastmail.us>> wrote:
>     It came up as an aside in the earlier discussion about moving to
>     uintmax_t, but I was wondering - is there any interest in a port to
>     windows? I've got most of the way to a successful zic port (other tools
>     don't work so well yet - everything compiles, but there are subtle
>     incompatibilities that cause problems for the library functions)
> I mentioned it.  It isn't any sort of priority item to me, personally.  However,
> at work, I have to pay passing attention to Windows and have hopes to get time
> zone information from data produced by zic into a product, but as long as zic
> works on Unix and the files can be transported to Windows, that's (probably)
> fine — though having zic compile on Windows would simplify customer-upgrades
> using the latest version of the TZ data.  All very much in the future.  (And
> yes, I'm sure there are APIs on Windows for the job; they're different from the
> Unix ones and that presents a problem.  And the uniform data source will be
> important, so people who use our product on Windows and Unix will be able to get
> the same time-zone results on both platforms, independently of whether the o/s
> is upgraded.  I believe it would allow them more timely access to the changes
> that occur.)

tzcode is supported under Windows by djgpp (2.03 for DOS and 2.04 for Windows 32 
bit only), MinGW, and cygwin.

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