[tz] tzcode-2014c breaks applications that use the binary tz files

walter harms wharms at bfs.de
Sun May 25 15:38:59 UTC 2014

I like this idea,
may be we can lobby POSIX to chance also :)
Steven Weinberg will become jealous.


Am 24.05.2014 04:16, schrieb Paul Eggert:
> gunther Vermeir wrote:
>> just +1 for using the big bang...
>> because "time stamps before then are physically suspect anyway." :)
> Yes, I love this one!  Just yesterday I was talking to an undergraduate
> UCLA computer science student about cosmological inflation, and now I
> can go back to him and tell him I squashed a Brazilian time stamp bug
> with the Big Bang!
> I'm attaching a patch which I've pushed into the experimental
> repository.  This patch uses a more-justifiable estimate for the time of
> the Big Bang, namely the Planck+WP+highL+BAO best fit.  I've tested this
> with the 2014c database and verified that it doesn't change the zdump
> output.  I've also tested that it works around the GNOME bug for
> America/Sao_Paulo on Fedora 20 x86-64 (which uses Glib 2.38).
> Comments welcome.  I'd like to generate a new tz version soon, since the
> GNOME bug is reasonably painful.

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