[tz] Tonga

Lord Buddha lord.buddha at gmail.com
Wed Oct 18 09:36:46 UTC 2017

I have not heard anything.   Was not so optimistic, but at least info was
provided to the contact.

In August government was disolved by the King.  The current prime minister
continued in office in care taker mode.   It is easy to see that few
decisions will be made until elections 16th November.

I can't say what the right choice is.   IATA still believe there will not
no DST this year.   For me, because of this difference, I end up with
flight durations incorrectly calculated (according to IATA).  On the JIRA
ticket for this I just set to "blocked" as I have no clear correct
answer.   If IANA switched to no DST, it would make my flight times (after
software deployments) correct, but at the same time, it is already pretty
late to be changing this.

Have informed the contact that currently DST will happen on
computers/mobiles.  Its really in their court to state early enough that
this isn't what they want and do something about it.

Will send you the email I have direct...  Not really right to put in on
this list.


On 18 October 2017 at 22:09, Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:

> Lord Buddha wrote:
>> Have got a reply back from the Tongan news site http://matangitonga.to/
>> They had a director that sits on the committee that decides this, but
>> ultimately it goes the PM's office.   They have said they want to write an
>> article so that their readers know what is going on.  This is a very good
>> way of progressing this.
>> As soon as they know we should find out, but from the papers view point,
>> DST was not so popular.
> Have you heard anything new about this? We will be issuing a new tzdb
> release soon because of recently-announced changes that take effect in a
> week or two in Northern Cyprus and Sudan, and it'd be nice to get Tonga
> squared away while we're at it.
> Last year, Tonga did not announce its decision until October 27 (just ten
> days' notice). If DST was not so popular last year, perhaps we should
> change tzdb to guess that Tonga will not use DST this year either. We can
> always change it back if this new guess is incorrect.
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