[tz] tzdata2016g missing version information

Ian Abbott abbotti at mev.co.uk
Thu Sep 29 09:43:53 UTC 2016

On 29/09/16 10:17, Ian Abbott wrote:
> On 28/09/16 23:24, Derick Rethans wrote:
>> On Wed, 28 Sep 2016, Paul Eggert wrote:
>>> On 09/28/2016 11:28 AM, Howard Hinnant wrote:
>>>> The version file does not appear in the uncompressed tzdata2016g
>>>> database.
>>> It is in the tzdb-2016g.tar.lz and tzcode2016g.tar.gz tarballs, so you
>>> can grab it from there for now. I omitted it from the data tarball
>>> because it is not needed for data. This was done as part of the patch
>>> for more-accurate release numbers circulated on Sept. 5
>>> <http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/tz/2016-September/024054.html>.
>> I think it makes much more sense to put it in the data file, then in the
>> code file. The data file (or its contents) is what is being distributed,
>> and hence the versioning of that makes IMO more sense.
> It looks like the patch adds the version to both the tzcode and tzdata
> tarballs,

And Paul mentioned that in the paragraph I snipped out. :)

> although the NEWS item only mentions tzcode, and the patch
> description only mentions tzdata!

The NEWS item could do with being updated though.

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