[tz] 2014f and Russia

Deborah Goldsmith goldsmit at apple.com
Tue Aug 5 14:29:06 UTC 2014

I would like to support Gunther’s suggestion of releasing 2014f with solely the changes for Russia, and resolving the discussion of other changes in 2014g.


> On Aug 4, 2014, at 4:48 PM, gunther Vermeir <gunther.vermeir at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 31/07/14 22:47, Paul Eggert wrote:
>> Deborah Goldsmith wrote:
>>> may I suggest that we expedite the release of the changes for Russia
>>> in 2014f, and defer any contentious changes to a subsequent release?
>> We could release just the Russia changes, but I think it'd be better
>> to hash out differences one way or another on the relatively minor
>> issues that have seen so much email recently, so that downstream users
>> can do proper integration testing as mentioned by Andy Heninger a
>> couple of weeks ago.  This shouldn't take too long (I'm thinking days
>> rather than weeks) and should give a reasonable amount of lead time
>> for the late-October Russia changes.
> I'm one of those relatively long lead time consumers :)
> In my case it would be highly beneficial to have an 2014f release with
> only the October Russia changes .
> Seen, besides these RU changes , there are no future DST changes pending
> would it not be a good idea to release 2014f with these RU changes only
> (compared to 2014e) and then release an 2014g that has the other changes?
> that way the updated RU rules can be directly consumed and then testing
> can be done without any immediate "pressure".
> I can brew my own "2014f with these RU changes only (compared to 2014e)"
> but i prefer to follow the standard IANA releases to avoid confusion .
> Gunther

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