[tz] Fiji DST Oct 26

Tim Parenti tim at timtimeonline.com
Wed Oct 15 02:03:13 UTC 2014

Speaking of Belarus's time zone abbreviation change, attached is a small 
patch to NEWS for more consistency with recent release notes dealing 
with changes to time zone abbreviations, specifically 2014f and 2013e, 
since that change doesn't affect timestamps per se.

Tim Parenti

On 14 Oct 2014 21:42, Paul Eggert wrote:
> 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 af59980dab34dea6fd8621b280794b68cc5f6fd8 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Tim Parenti <tim at timtimeonline.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 22:00:32 -0400
Subject: * NEWS: Adds missing subheading.

 NEWS | 2 ++
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/NEWS b/NEWS
index 5986f6d..3c32f0c 100644
--- a/NEWS
+++ b/NEWS
@@ -11,6 +11,8 @@ Unreleased, experimental changes
     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.)
+  Changes affecting time zone abbreviations
     Since Belarus is not changing its clocks even though Moscow is,
     the time zone abbreviation in Europe/Minsk is changing from FET
     to its more-traditional value MSK on 2014-10-26 at 01:00.

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