[tz] Data loss on FTP Server

Tim Parenti tim at timtimeonline.com
Wed Oct 25 23:15:38 UTC 2017

On 24 October 2017 at 20:52, <Paul.Koning at dell.com> wrote:

> A metadata file would be great.  XML might be a good format.  The minimal
> content would be, I think, version string (e.g. "2017c") and release date.
> I can imagine other information that might be attractive, for example the
> names of countries affected (separate for "future" and "past" timestamps),
> and perhaps the dates affected (for future, that would be the effective
> date of the new or changed rule).

If only we had some tzdist <https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7808>
implementations… metadata geared toward answering questions like "what's
being affected and when?" was definitely one of the goals there.

Tim Parenti
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