[tz] Request for change to the tz database

Philip Paeps philip at trouble.is
Mon Feb 8 23:47:11 UTC 2021

On 2021-02-09 07:23:51 (+0800), Brian Inglis wrote:
> On 2021-02-08 14:19, John Hawkinson wrote:
>> As it is, we're barely hitting one per month, on the average.
> Other lists use milters with standard replies to common non-subscriber 
> posts of a certain nature, often pointing to FAQs (see above 
> suggestions).
> Perhaps the mods could trigger a standard reply suggesting their 
> product support be contacted and informed of the issue (see above 
> suggestions). This could have the positive benefit of making products 
> aware of their interface limitations.

Not to pick on Brian but this is as good a place in this thread as any 
to point this out...

This thread seems to have drifted towards trying to find a technical 
solution to a non-technical problem.  The flood (trickle?) of posts to 
the list from people asking (demanding?) we rename Europe/Kiev to 
Europe/Kyiv is not the problem we should be trying to solve.

I believe it's clear to most subscribers to the tz list that we'll 
eventually end up renaming Europe/Kiev to Europe/Kyiv, just as we 
renamed Asia/Calcutta to Asia/Kolkata and America/Godthab to 

The open questions are when this will happen and how - either using a 
new forward compatibility mechanism as proposed by Paul in November or 
using the existing backward compatibility mechanism.


Philip Paeps
Senior Reality Engineer
Alternative Enterprises

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