[tz] Fiji daylight savings

random832 at fastmail.us random832 at fastmail.us
Mon Sep 9 20:16:52 UTC 2013

On Mon, Sep 9, 2013, at 15:51, Paul Eggert wrote:
> Thanks for the heads-up.  It looks like timeanddate.com guessed right
> for October 2013 and wrong for January 2014 whereas we did the
> reverse.  Here's a proposed patch, which I've pushed to the
> experimental repository on github.  We will need a new stable
> release soon, to accommodate this change to near-future time stamps.
> The new Fiji rules provide an independent test of the proposed
> version-3-format changes for extensions to POSIX TZ strings.
> It worked.  This patch updates the newtzset.3 Fiji example
> to match the new rules.
> Does anyone have info on what the general rule is for Fiji?
> If so, we should be able to improve our predictions in the future.

It looks like they don't have one - everything I've found indicates that
the law simply allows the government to declare a period between the
beginning of October and the end of April.

Fiji Times had the story on August 31:

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