[tz] Issues with pre-1970 information in TZDB

Philip Paeps philip at trouble.is
Fri Sep 24 02:39:33 UTC 2021

On 2021-09-24 08:31:14 (+0800), Paul Eggert via tz wrote:

> On 9/23/21 10:38, Tom Lane wrote:
>>   I think there is a path
>> forward, but if you bull forward with shipping git tip as-is, there
>> will not be.
> I don't see why not. The alternate version that has only the Samoa fix 
> should give you a clear path forward in the short term. In the longer 
> term the idea is to come up with a single-repository version that 
> combines the two approaches, which should be a path forward for both 
> of us. Among other things it will give us time to redesign how 
> 'backzone' works, something that really can't be done before the end 
> of the week.

Releasing the current tree as-is will further inflame tempers on this 
mailing list, making it an even less conducive environment for that 

Releasing 2021b as 2021a+Samoa will allow us to discuss the way forward 
without having to worry about a world with a mix of 2021b and 2021a1 and 
people who install 2021b and get bitten by behaviour they don't expect.


Philip Paeps
Senior Reality Engineer
Alternative Enterprises

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