[tz] need testing for new tzdb release for Brazil changes

Seán Coffey sean.coffey at oracle.com
Wed May 29 13:42:57 UTC 2019

Thanks for the reminder Paul. Ramanand plans to address this issue in 
the coming weeks. We'll certainly be testing with the latest tzdb 
development version to ensure everything is working as expected.


On 27/05/19 19:02, Paul Eggert wrote:
>> Do you know when the Timezone package will be released'
> We plan to get a new release out reasonably soon, and well before 
> November. However, there is no fixed schedule or specific plan. In the 
> meantime I suggest that you test your software by using the tzdb 
> development version and reporting your results back. You can currently 
> retrieve it by running this command:
> git clone https://github.com/eggert/tz
> I would like more testing by people other than myself. It's quite 
> possible that the next release will have problems and I want to hear 
> bug reports and "it's all OK!" reports back. I'm not hearing anything, 
> which leads me to suspect that a new release must not be that urgent.
> Here is one longstanding issue that I would like to see progress on:
> https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/tzupdater-readme-136440.html#issues 
> That is, Oracle TZUpdater fails to handle the forms of DST currently 
> used in Ireland and Morocco, and historically used in Czechoslovakia, 
> Japan and Namibia. Although this was reported as a P3 (major loss of 
> function) bug in January 2018 
> <https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8195595>, I am not plugged 
> into the JDK development effort and don't know what sort of progress 
> is being made here.
> Ramanand, you're assigned that bug report. What's the status of the 
> fix for this issue, and of testing the fix? Have you tested with data 
> taken from the current tzdb development version? Although I doubt 
> whether the Brazil changes themselves will cause problems with 
> TZUpdater I've been surprised in the past, and also the next release 
> will contain changes not related to Brazil, so I'd appreciate some 
> feedback here.

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