[tz] timezone DB distribution

Lester Caine lester at lsces.uk
Sun Aug 23 08:24:04 UTC 2020

On 22/08/2020 20:29, Brian Inglis wrote:
> Agreed - the issues are not on IoT dev SoC boards with GB of RAM and flash,
> running minimal BSD or Linux distros, but the deployed SoCs may have only MB or
> even KB of ROM, RAM, and perhaps no flash.

Many slave devices do not rely on having a power consuming clock 
actually on board and instead access a master time source on the system, 
so the need for a full calendar system is avoided, but instead the time 
service needs to handle DST changes and this is where tzdist provides a 
documented standard to provide that area of the service.

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