[tz] proposal for new tzdb versions

Almaz Mingaleev mingaleev at google.com
Fri Sep 24 16:51:48 UTC 2021

Yes, I've filed a bug for that. Given the fact that Android technically
does not follow guidelines (and 2021a1 possibility), I will try to fix that
in Android 13.
But we won't be able to deliver that change for already released devices.


On Fri, 24 Sept 2021 at 17:23, Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:

> On 9/23/21 6:59 AM, Almaz Mingaleev wrote:
> > For Android having 2021a1 and 2021b would be inconvenient. Because
> > there are hardcoded places which expect that tzdata version is exactly
> > 5 characters. And we can't update that code along with time zone files.
> OK, but can you please fix this in Android? That is, please put in a bug
> report or whatever it takes to start the machinery to fix things.
> You don't need to fix Android right this second, but please don't put it
> off until the year 9999 either, as the sorts of changes that we have
> been discussing post-2021b are very likely to generate version numbers
> longer than 5 characters in the not-as-distant-as-the-year-9999 future.
> Plus, the guidelines already say that release IDs can be more than 5
> characters.
> Thanks.
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