[tz] tzdist and tz at iana

Ken Murchison murch at andrew.cmu.edu
Wed Sep 7 21:25:36 UTC 2016

On 09/07/2016 05:00 PM, Tim Parenti wrote:
> On 7 September 2016 at 16:52, Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu 
> <mailto:eggert at cs.ucla.edu>> wrote:
>         Ideally, tzcode would include a reference implementation of an
>         RFC 7808 "Time Zone Data Server".  Wasn't such a reference
>         implementation created by the tzdist group?
>     The test server that I found most-recently discussed in the tzdist
>     archive was operated at CMU. I don't know the details (perhaps Tim
>     does?) but I expect it was based on Cyrus IMAP, which uses vzic to
>     convert from tz format.
> Although I am, in fact, now at Carnegie Mellon University, I wasn't 
> involved with the tzdist demo server.  That was Ken Murchison's doing.

Yes, I am to blame.  Its bundled with our CalDAV/CardDAV server which is 
part of Cyrus IMAP.  It would be non-trivial to make it a standalone 
service.  The folks that work on Bedework (namely Mike Douglass) may 
have something that can operate as an applet within Apache.

Kenneth Murchison
Principal Systems Software Engineer
Carnegie Mellon University

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