[tz] tzdata2018a released
eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Wed Jan 17 09:34:39 UTC 2018
Seán Coffey wrote:
> It looks like 2018a has been released with a typo on the release date stamp :
> (Released 2010-01-12) 
I think that typo was fixed on the web site after you sent your email.
> No announcement was sent to the announcement mailing list. Can the
> administration of such releases be made more transparent please ? The same type
> of admin issue happened during 2017.
There is a delay between the release and the announcement. This delay is partly
because I want to check for mistakes in publication. As it happened, a mistake
was discovered in 2018a before the the announcement was sent out, so I plan to
fix that in 2018b shortly, and do not plan to send email to the announcement
list before 2018b is published.
The procedure for publishing new releases is indeed a too cumbersome, and it
would be nice if it could be streamlined. I doubt whether we'll be able to
eliminate delays entirely, though.
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