[tz] A history maintaining repository for tzdata

John Hawkinson jhawk at mit.edu
Sun Oct 9 11:51:03 UTC 2011


    Could we please drop the discussion of the minutia of version control
systems, please? In the first part, this is a bikeshed -- many have opinions
and they mostly do not matter, any color would do.

    Secondly, it's really a question of the discretion of the maintainer.
Let us as assume that is kre, and let him deal with it as he wishes. It doesn't
really have much effect on the data.

    Several of you have published repositories and collections, and
that is great. They'll work well for people. But I know many of us
depend on this list (and its predecessor) for useful communication
about timezine information, and from that perspective its
signal-to-noise ratio has worsened dramatically.

    So, can we please try to drastically reduce the volume of traffic
here that pertains to the details of version control options, and just
like kre do as he wishes?

    Thank you.

--jhawk at mit.edu
  John Hawkinson
  +1 617 797 0250

p.s.: As I noted on apps-discuss, RECAP is now working properly, (a
bug handling an archive.org error condition was fixed by Dhruv Kapadia),
and all of


should work now. I like the first one, but others might prefer the
other presentations. I also said there, "I will commit to keeping it
up to date within a day, and probably more like within the hour, of
any court filings." I'll also make sure this list is aware of filings
in the case, at least as long as doing so doesn't seem to generate an
annoying level of traffic.

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