[tz] Newbie

Alain Petit alain.petit at oracle.com
Fri Oct 21 13:19:06 UTC 2011

Microsoft also provides timezone updates via hot fixes that you need to download explicitely.
You can find the various notices at
HYPERLINK "blocked::http://blogs.technet.com/b/dst2007/"http://blogs.technet.com/b/dst2007/
and also 
HYPERLINK "blocked::http://support.microsoft.com/kb/914387"http://support.microsoft.com/kb/914387


From: David Braverman [mailto:david at braverman.org] 
Sent: Friday, October 21, 2011 8:33 AM
To: Thom Hehl; tz at iana.org
Subject: Re: [tz] Newbie

Unfortunately, Windows has no native support for the tzinfo database. The Windows OS family uses a proprietary, registry-based pseudo-database that doesn't have much historical data-and even then, only on Windows Vista, 7, and 2008. Microsoft updates this data through Windows Update, so if you don't have that feature enabled, you might show up for all your appointments an hour late during the first week of November. (j/k)


Individual Windows applications may have their own support, however. I'll let you know about the 3rd-party library I use off-list.


David Braverman



From: tz-bounces at iana.org [mailto:tz-bounces at iana.org] On Behalf Of Thom Hehl
Sent: Friday 21 October 2011 6:52 AM
To: tz at iana.org
Subject: [tz] Newbie


OK, I run my timezone database under windows, so, after a couple of tries, I got the code I downloaded from the TZ database site to compile under windows.


Now what? I looked at the HTML files and there's no readme or anything else that looks like documentation on how to use it.

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