[tz] IANA timezone database - request to add Omaha, Nebraska

Robert Elz kre at munnari.OZ.AU
Fri Jul 22 10:06:04 UTC 2022

    Date:        Fri, 22 Jul 2022 09:55:44 +0200
    From:        Florian Weimer via tz <tz at iana.org>
    Message-ID:  <877d45funz.fsf at oldenburg.str.redhat.com>

  | It's just a myth that the IANA tz identifiers are internal data
  | invisible to users.  Real systems do not work this way.

android seems to, I have never seen a TZ string of any kind in normal
use of any of my android devices - yet I know it is in there, in some
form, somewhere.

The real issue is developer laziness / lack of time, combined with the
fact that (even on systems that don't attempt to hide that tzdb timesone
identifier) users almost never see it, it tends to get used once when
the system is installed, then ignored forever after.   That tends to make
it a low priority for many systems to provide a better solution.


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