[tz] A history maintaining repository for tzdata

Yann Droneaud yann at droneaud.fr
Sat Oct 8 08:06:53 UTC 2011


Le vendredi 07 octobre 2011 à 21:27 +0100, Kevin Lyda a écrit :
> I note that some others have created some repositories for tzdata, but
> I'd really like to see the history of what Paul and Arthur have done
> be maintained.  Commits that have useful commit messages and "correct"
> dates.  

Nice work, better than mine. 
Using the release mail is obviously the best way to partially
reconstruct the history and give some meaning to each commit.

But it is still not perfect: at best, the sccs / rcs information should
be imported to a DVCS.

BTW, setting up a repository now would only be useful for the interim
maintainers, so that, when Arthur came back to normal business, he can
replay the changes on its own versionning system.

> To that end I've created the following repository (I stuck it
> on two hosters as I saw there were concerns about github on the list):
> https://github.com/lyda/tzdata

Why host the tzdata on a US based service,
are you looking for trouble ?


Yann Droneaud

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