[tz] [PROPOSED PATCH 2/2] Use lz format for new tarball

Howard Hinnant howard.hinnant at gmail.com
Wed Aug 31 14:18:45 UTC 2016

On Aug 31, 2016, at 4:30 AM, Jon Skeet <skeet at pobox.com> wrote:
> For example, in Noda Time, the tools I've written use common .NET libraries to perform the data extraction. That means without installing anything, I can just point the tools straight at the IANA website.
> That's definitely feasible for zip, tar, tar.gz and bzip2 files, but may well not be the case for xz or lzip.
> I don't know how many people this would affect other than myself, of course, but there may well be others.

My library (https://github.com/HowardHinnant/date) also automatically downloads and installs the tzdataYYYYV.tar.gz from http://www.iana.org/time-zones:


We’ve just gotten this working on macOS, Linux, iOS and Windows.


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