[tz] News article: Turkey’s plan to ignore daylight saving time has been foiled by smartphones

Matt Johnson mj1856 at hotmail.com
Tue Oct 27 19:48:42 UTC 2015

Thanks Deborah!  Is theee any way you could get Apple to post this somewhere official?  Preferably there would be a page somewhere with each OS version and corresponding tzdb version, that gets maintained.

From: Deborah Goldsmith<mailto:goldsmit at apple.com>
Sent: ‎10/‎27/‎2015 12:40 PM
To: Paul Eggert<mailto:eggert at CS.UCLA.EDU>
Cc: Time zone mailing list<mailto:tz at iana.org>
Subject: Re: [tz] News article: Turkey’s plan to ignore daylight saving time has been foiled by smartphones

FWIW, 2015g was included in iOS 9.1, watchOS 2.0.1, and OS X 10.11.1.


> On Oct 27, 2015, at 10:19 AM, Paul Eggert <eggert at CS.UCLA.EDU> wrote:
> Paul_Koning at dell.com wrote:
>> Clearly it isn't sufficient for governments to announce this sort of thing with just 3 or 4 weeks lead time.
> It's not just computers. The Diyanet (the Presidency of Religious Affairs) warned that preprinted calendars contain Muslim prayer times that are now incorrect, and asked the faithful to manually add an hour. <http://www.dailysabah.com/nation/2015/10/25/turkey-to-end-daylight-savings-time-on-november-8>.
> My cell phone (running Android 6.0 Marshmallow, released 2015-10-05) still has the old rules for Asia/Istanbul. My work desktop (Fedora 21) and my home desktop (Ubuntu 15.10) do have the current rules. Other operating system distributions that are up to date include Arch Linux <https://www.archlinux.org/packages/core/any/tzdata/>, CentOS <https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2015-October/021425.html>, Debian <https://packages.debian.org/sid/tzdata>, Linux From Scratch <http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/ticket/3845>, Oracle Linux <https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2015-October/005451.html>, Red Hat Enterprise Linux <https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHEA-2015-1863.html>, and Scientific Linux <http://ftp.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/7.1/x86_64/updates/fastbugs/tzdata-2015g-1.el7.noarch.rpm>. Apologies if I missed your favorite OS distribution and if it is up to date. Obviously many operating systems are not yet updated, though; it's not just Android.
> This weekend's confusion probably deserves a comment, which the attached proposed patch adds.
> <0001-europe-Add-comment-re-EEST-in-Turkey.patch>

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