Daylist savings letter modifiers for zone format in Australia
markjrodrigues at hotmail.com
Thu May 1 05:10:31 UTC 2008
This is my first post in this mailing list so please redirect me to an
etiquette page if I do anything wrong :)
I am using the tzdata2008b.tar.gz distribution from the 24/03/2008.
Using the Australia/Melbourne zone, it seems to imply that the format of the
zone is EST regardless whether I am in day light savings or not.
According to this article [http://www.australia.gov.au/Time_Zones] the
format should be AEST except during daylight savings in which case it is
It also indicates that there may be problems with all the zones in the
So a couple of questions:
1. What is the best way for me / us to verify this is right? Is that fact
that it is on a government web-site enough?
2. If this is correct what is the best way to update the data file. I am
more than happy to change it and send back for review and incorporation if
required / appropriate.
If you need any more from me please let me know.
Thanks and kind regards
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