[tz] 2016g tagged but not released

Dave Rolsky autarch at urth.org
Tue Sep 20 17:08:54 UTC 2016

On Tue, 20 Sep 2016, Tim Parenti wrote:

> On 20 September 2016 at 13:01, Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:
>> Unfortunately ICANN is backlogged and so the 2016g tarballs have not yet
>> been published on the iana.org website.
> I'd imagine we'll always be somewhat dependent on them as long as they host
> the official "blessed" tarballs, but if there's any way we can
> reduce/minimize the necessary work we need from them to issue a release, we
> should try to do so.  Even a weeklong backlog, as we've seen here so far,
> will start to become aggravating for users.

GitHub creates a tarball for every tag. See 

That said, I'd feel a lot better about using this if it wasn't referred to 
on the TZ page at ftp://ftp.iana.org/tz/tz-link.html as "an unofficial 
development repository". In fact, it'd be nice in general if this project 
was more like every other project in having an _official_ public repo and 
a website that wasn't just an HTML page served via FTP.



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