[tz] [tz-announce] 2021b release of tz code and data available

Philip Paeps philip at trouble.is
Wed Sep 29 04:11:14 UTC 2021

On 2021-09-29 11:36:59 (+0800), Todd C. Miller wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Sep 2021 11:30:46 +0800, Philip Paeps via tz wrote:
>> It looks like RedHat shipped 2021b as-is but Debian cherry-picked.
>> I am leaning towards the Debian approach and cherry-pick the Samoa 
>> and
>> Jordan changes.
>> I would also like to hear from other distributors.
> We just cherry-picked the Samoa and Jordan changes for OpenBSD 7.0.

Thanks for that data point.  This is another nudge in that direction for 

> I haven't decided whether to merge the rest of 2021b for post-7.0.

If more distributions cherry-pick, I will probably revert the other 
changes in FreeBSD main.  I am watching this discussion closely.

Ideally a consensus will soon result in a 2021c release that we all 
agree to merge as-is.  This cherry-picking business is a lot of work for 
all of us.  It's also difficult to automate and therefore prone to 


Philip Paeps
Senior Reality Engineer
Alternative Enterprises

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