[tz] [PROPOSED] Namibia was on DST until 2017-10-24

Michael H Deckers michael.h.deckers at googlemail.com
Fri Apr 6 09:58:24 UTC 2018

    On 2018-04-06 00:10, Paul Eggert wrote:
> While we're at it, use negative DST offsets in vanguard format,
> since Namibia (like Ireland) used negative DST in winter.

     I must overlook something here -- but I do not see
     why you use negative SAVE values before 2017-10-24.

     From 1994-03 until 2017-10-24, the Namibian Time Act
     1994 was in effect, which specifies:
     "   1(1) The standard time of Namibia shall -
          (a) during the summer period, be two hours
              in advance of Greenwich mean time; and
          (b) during the winter period, be one hour
              in advance of Greenwich mean time. "
     See [www.lac.org.na/laws/1994/811.pdf].

     So both summer and winter time are called
     "standard" (which differs from the use in Ireland),
     and the proposed tzdb dst bit just indicates
     the "winter period".

     Michael Deckers.

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