[tz] Undoing the effect of the new alike-since-1970 patch

David Patte dpatte at relativedata.com
Tue Jun 15 15:12:43 UTC 2021


On 2021-06-15 10:56, Stephen Colebourne via tz wrote:
> On Mon, 14 Jun 2021 at 08:18, Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:
>> On 6/10/21 4:28 PM, Stephen Colebourne via tz wrote:
>>> If a statement is to be made it should be in both news and theory.
>> Sure, that could be done. Proposed draft attached. I have not installed
>> this in the development sources.
> The patch is fine so far as it goes. But it makes a mockery of not
> reverting the merging patch under discussion.
>>> - revert the patch and any previous patches that merged zones across
>>> country borders
>> This alternative is less appealing, for reasons already discussed. I
>> think we're better off with a technical compromise, such as 'make'
>> one-liner mentioned above, or something like the compromise I suggested
>> at the start of this thread
>> <https://mm.icann.org/pipermail/tz/2021-June/030220.html>.
> We seem to be at an impasse.
> I don't think there is any support from the mailing list for the
> merging patch to remain in the repo. You've had many requests to
> revert it, and no requests to retain it.
> There are technical solutions available to reduce the amount of data
> published to downstream users, but the starting point must be a fully
> populated database, not one that is logically broken. The next action
> must be to revert. Then we can agree on any technical measures
> necessary.
> Stephen

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