[tz] Politics of TZ changes

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Sun May 18 19:36:51 UTC 2014

Arthur David Olson wrote:
> Has any government gotten closer to a zero lead time than Egypt?

I'm afraid so.  I don't know the record, but the least notice that I 
recall recently was Libya last October.  The Libyan government 
announcement was published at 12:51 (10:51 UTC) October 24 canceling a 
daylight-saving transition at 02:00 (00:00 UTC) October 25, which is 
less than 14 hours' notice.  The tz mailing list was notified (by Even 
Scharning) at 10:27 UTC October 25 and we announced a new release at 
00:32 UTC October 26, nearly a day after the change.




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