[tz] News article: Turkey’s plan to ignore daylight saving time has been foiled by smartphones
Ken.Rylander at digicelgroup.com
Mon Nov 2 20:25:42 UTC 2015
Yep, agreed. Then we're on the same page.
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From: Paul_Koning at Dell.com [mailto:Paul_Koning at Dell.com]
Sent: Tuesday, 3 November 2015 4:22 AM
To: Ken Rylander <Ken.Rylander at digicelgroup.com>
Cc: goldsmit at apple.com; mj1856 at hotmail.com; enh at google.com; tz at iana.org
Subject: Re: [tz] News article: Turkey’s plan to ignore daylight saving time has been foiled by smartphones
> On Nov 1, 2015, at 3:51 PM, Ken Rylander <Ken.Rylander at digicelgroup.com> wrote:
> Well, yes and no. As a software developer, who is comfortable in compiling timezone files for Android, you could probably make it work....
Ok. I meant something different, though. Given that you can do this as a developer, it follows that the vendors who distribute their various versions of Android could distribute updates that touch just the tz data, not the core OS. They aren't forced to wait for a new core OS update from Google.
It's no different from, say, a patch release for a security fix. In other words, the fact that some Android products aren't up to date as far as tzdata is concerned is a vendor choice, not an OS limitation.
>> A mapping between Android version and tzdata version would also be very handy, since there is no way to update the tzdata version, without upgrading Android version.
> Why not? It's just files. It may be that most vendors don't issue interim upgrades of the tzdata separate from the OS, but clearly they could if they wanted to.
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