[tz] Turkey delays winter time

Paul Ganssle paul at ganssle.io
Sun Sep 20 23:04:12 UTC 2015

If you guys want you can blame me. I've been looking for a new career as a
scapegoat ever since my previous gig as a regular goat fell through - turns
out eating cans and wearing square pupil contact lenses doesn't make you
any better at producing humboldt fog.

On Sun, Sep 20, 2015 at 3:14 PM, Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:

> Deborah Goldsmith wrote:
>> It seems reasonable to me to release a TZ update as soon as there’s
>> confirmation that the change is correct
> Sometimes even after we have confirmation, a government changes its mind
> and un-confirms.
> And in the more usual case where a government stands pat, there is an
> advantage to batching changes rather than generating a new tzdata release
> for each individual change. Doing the latter would have doubled the number
> of tzdata releases this year. There is a cost to making tzdata releases,
> and we shouldn't inflict that cost on everybody merely because some
> organizations' release processes are so slow that they'll have problems no
> matter what tzdata does.
> The situation in Turkey is strange. It seems that the news was reported in
> a major Turkish newpaper on September 8. Only yesterday were we informed.
> As far as we know, there's been no government announcement. The last time
> Turkey tried this sort of thing, it didn't take: only parts of the
> government observed the official time, and civil society (e.g., airlines)
> ignored the change. It's not clear what will happen this time, even if we
> get confirmation from some agency of the Turkish government. Quite possibly
> Apple and the tzdata project will get complaints no matter what we do. Let
> the fingerpointing begin!
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