[tz] A history maintaining repository for tzdata

Edwin Groothuis edwin at mavetju.org
Sun Oct 9 09:49:35 UTC 2011

On 09/10/2011, at 20:03 , Lester Caine wrote:

> Kevin Lyda wrote:
>> BTW, it appears that this will work best with the data and the source
>> in one repo as that's how the releases were originally done.
> Moving forward, separate repo's make a lot more sense? The code is still version 'g' this year, while the data has moved on. No need to have to 'release' new code copies with every data update.
> Of cause if the releases are dropped altogether, and only the repo is supported, then a single point makes sense, but personally I'd prefer to see 'packaged' data releases since git is not the best of bases for DVCS and hopefully a much more generic base will develop ... getting git on a windows machine still needs to be made a bit more reliable!

As somebody who manages the zoneinfo data for the FreeBSD project, yes packaged data releases are much easier to track than checking the git repo manually, then not knowing which version of the imported data is currently used on the system and how it related to the git "revision" numbers.


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