[tz] Propagation latency to end user for 2014c tzdata

Matt Johnson mj1856 at hotmail.com
Fri May 16 01:09:04 UTC 2014

Very cool!  And I might add - if only *Windows* was updated so seamlessly!
For those interested, you need to apply KB2967990 on Windows.
I'm keeping a list on my blog of this and the various dependent updates:http://codeofmatt.com/2014/05/15/egypt-goes-back-to-daylight-saving-time/

> Date: Wed, 14 May 2014 07:54:23 -0700
> From: eggert at cs.ucla.edu
> To: tz at iana.org
> Subject: [tz] Propagation latency to end user for 2014c tzdata
> In what must be a speed record for my personal desktop, the 2014c 
> release of tzdata was installed at 22:13:49 UTC yesterday, which is only 
> 25780 seconds (roughly 7 hours 10 minutes) after the announcement was 
> sent to tz-announce at 15:05:51 UTC.
> I got this entirely through the normal channels by doing the software 
> updates I normally do from my supplier Canonical; the desktop runs 
> Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, the current long term stable release.  If I understand 
> the process correctly, Debian had the patch prepared by 17:05:45 UTC 
> yesterday, 7296 seconds (roughly 2 hours 3 minutes) after the 
> announcement, and Ubuntu followed suit by 17:53:46 UTC yesterday, 10177 
> seconds (roughly 2 hours 50 minutes) after the announcement, though I 
> don't know when the prepared patches were actually published.
> If only our cell phones and servers were updated so quickly!
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