[tz] Are tzdata2016g & tzdata-latest missing the VERSION file?

Paul.Koning at dell.com Paul.Koning at dell.com
Fri Sep 30 17:53:39 UTC 2016

> On Sep 30, 2016, at 1:35 PM, Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:
> On 09/30/2016 10:22 AM, Alexander Belopolsky wrote:
>>    That would mean the Makefile would differ from what's in the
>>    repository.
>> Why is that a problem?
> It's normal to distribute files unmodified from a repository. That way, when people compare what they have to what is in the repository, they see just the changes they've made. This is what we've always done for the tz project.

That makes sense, but isn't that just a matter of flipping two steps (or adding one) in the release creation process?  

1. Pick a version number.
2. Update foo.txt with that version number.
3. Commit foo.txt.
4. Build the kit.


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