[tz] [IANA #985615] Sudan Time Zone change

Matt Johnson mj1856 at hotmail.com
Tue Oct 17 20:47:14 UTC 2017

Dear Mr. Ahmed Atyya,

Thank you for updating us all about this change.  Respectfully, please understand that two weeks notice is very little time for this change to be processed.  Even if we move quickly, it is likely that those in the affected region, and those who interact with Sudan worldwide, will not get the change installed onto their computers and devices before the change goes into effect.

Can you please let us know if this change is already official and enacted - definitely to take effect on November 1, 2017 as you stated?  Or is the effective date something the government is still working on?  Is there an opportunity to request a delay?

For more about the sorts of things that happen with short-notice time zone changes, please read this article on my personal blog:

Matt Johnson
Microsoft Corporation

From: tz-bounces at iana.org <tz-bounces at iana.org> on behalf of Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 12:47 PM
To: ahmed.atyya at ntc.gov.sd; Time Zone Mailing List
Cc: 'abdin'; 'yahia '; 'nadir'; 'abdelhafiz '
Subject: Re: [tz] [IANA #985615] Sudan Time Zone change

A proposed tzdb patch is attached, and I've installed it into the tzdb
repository on GitHub. Before releasing a new tzdb version, I would like
to improve on the patch by citing a public announcement by Sudan's
government or in a reliable news source.
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