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

Alois Treindl alois at astro.ch
Tue Jun 15 17:00:37 UTC 2021

agreed (2)

On 15.06.21 17:12, David Patte via tz wrote:
> agreed
> 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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