[tz] input needed on creation of a new sub-package for raw zone data

Patsy Franklin pfrankli at redhat.com
Wed May 24 20:03:24 UTC 2017

Paul and Brian,

Thank you for all the input on my request!


 I'm reviewing your proposed patch and the resulting data file.   I'll get
back to you with feedback ASAP.
Sincerely appreciate your help with this!


On Wed, May 24, 2017 at 10:53 AM, Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:

> On 05/22/2017 06:03 AM, Patsy Franklin wrote:
>> africa
>> antarctica
>> asia
>> australasia
>> europe
>> northamerica
>> southamerica
>> pacificnew
>> etcetera
>> backward
>> systemv
>> factory
>> backzone
> To help simplify the construction of source packages like this, I've
> written a proposed patch, archived here:
> http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/tz/2017-May/025079.html
> This patch will let the package contain just one text file, 'tzdata.zi',
> instead of the above thirteen text files. The single file consumes only 124
> KiB of storage instead of 708 KiB (on my machine, at least). The storage
> savings comes partly from omitting comments and white space, partly from
> abbreviations, and partly from avoiding fragmentation.
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