[tz] Fiji DST Oct 26
eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Wed Oct 15 01:42:42 UTC 2014
Paul_Koning at dell.com wrote:
> I don’t know what the TZ maintainers think is a reasonable minimum
We can typically turn it around in a day or two for the tz database itself, but
as you say it can take quite some time for this info to filter through all the
channels, channels that we have no control over.
As Fiji has observed DST for five years running, it was plausible to guess DST
this year too. However, it appears that Ken is guessing Fiji won't have DST
this year, and he's closer to the ground and more likely to guess correctly than
the rest of us, so I'm inclined to apply the attached proposed patch and publish
a new tz version in the next week or so. We need a new version anyway for
Belarus's time zone abbreviation change October 26.
Ken, please let us know of any further info you get about this. That way, if we
get better information before next week we can revert this patch before
publishing the next tz release. Thanks.
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From e0c11579ca1d630410cbd58478dc8feee77748a9 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 18:22:42 -0700
Subject: [PROPOSED PATCH] * australasia (Pacific/Fiji), NEWS: Guess no DST
this year. * newtzset.3: Mention that the Fiji example is obsolete.
(Thanks to Ken Rylander for the heads-up.)
NEWS | 3 +++
australasia | 7 +++++--
newtzset.3 | 1 +
3 files changed, 9 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
diff --git a/NEWS b/NEWS
index 9ecf3b5..5986f6d 100644
@@ -4,6 +4,9 @@ Unreleased, experimental changes
Changes affecting future time stamps
+ Guess that Pacific/Fiji will not observe DST in 2014/2015.
+ (Thanks to Ken Rylander for the heads-up.)
A new Zone Pacific/Bougainville, for the part of Papua New Guinea
that plans to switch from UTC+10 to UTC+11 on 2014-12-28 at 02:00.
(Thanks to Kiley Walbom for the heads-up.)
diff --git a/australasia b/australasia
index c06e62c..784fdca 100644
@@ -336,15 +336,18 @@ Zone Indian/Cocos 6:27:40 - LMT 1900
# Monday in October, and springs back the penultimate Sunday in January.
# This is ad hoc, but matches recent practice.
+# From Paul Eggert, after a heads-up from Ken Rylander (2014-10-14):
+# Fiji has made no decision about DST this year. Guess they won't do it.
# Rule NAME FROM TO TYPE IN ON AT SAVE LETTER/S
Rule Fiji 1998 1999 - Nov Sun>=1 2:00 1:00 S
Rule Fiji 1999 2000 - Feb lastSun 3:00 0 -
Rule Fiji 2009 only - Nov 29 2:00 1:00 S
Rule Fiji 2010 only - Mar lastSun 3:00 0 -
-Rule Fiji 2010 max - Oct Sun>=21 2:00 1:00 S
+Rule Fiji 2010 2013 - Oct Sun>=21 2:00 1:00 S
Rule Fiji 2011 only - Mar Sun>=1 3:00 0 -
Rule Fiji 2012 2013 - Jan Sun>=18 3:00 0 -
-Rule Fiji 2014 max - Jan Sun>=18 2:00 0 -
+Rule Fiji 2014 only - Jan Sun>=18 2:00 0 -
# Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
Zone Pacific/Fiji 11:55:44 - LMT 1915 Oct 26 # Suva
12:00 Fiji FJ%sT # Fiji Time
diff --git a/newtzset.3 b/newtzset.3
index 68905a5..3df31cd 100644
@@ -257,6 +257,7 @@ of UTC, springing forward on October's third Monday at
146:00 (i.e., 02:00 on the first Sunday on or after October 21), and
falling back on January's third Thursday at 75:00 (i.e., 03:00 on the
first Sunday on or after January 18).
+Fiji used this time zone rule from spring 2011 through spring 2013.
stands for Israel Standard Time (IST) and Israel Daylight Time (IDT),
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