[tz] Uruguay out of DST

enh enh at google.com
Thu Jul 9 17:14:24 UTC 2015

the other flaw in that reasoning is that the nature of releases means
there are "cliffs" where a one-week delay in a tzdata release can mean
missing an OS release, which turns into a 6-month/one-year/eternal
delay for users. in practice it's a lot more quantized than a
continuum :-)

On Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 10:08 AM, Deborah Goldsmith <goldsmit at apple.com> wrote:
> Wouldn’t it be best to turn updates around as soon as the information is confirmed? There is a middle ground between “turn around tz changes relatively quickly” and “take many months to upgrade.” In fact, there’s a continuum of turnaround times. The sooner IANA makes a release, the sooner organizations can get the data out there.
> Is there an advantage to waiting?
> Thanks,
> Deborah
>> On Jul 8, 2015, at 5:46 PM, Paul Eggert <eggert at CS.UCLA.EDU> wrote:
>> On 07/08/2015 10:26 AM, Deborah Goldsmith wrote:
>>> Is there a plan to release a new version of tz soon with the changes for Uruguay?
>> There's no specific plan, no.
>> I'd be surprised if a new version came out all that soon.  The Uruguay change doesn't take effect for three months, so there's no rush for organizations that can turn around tz changes relatively quickly.  Conversely, projects that take many months to upgrade will be late no matter what we do.
>> That being said, we shouldn't wait indefinitely for a new version.

Elliott Hughes - http://who/enh - http://jessies.org/~enh/
Android native code/tools questions? Mail me/drop by/add me as a reviewer.

More information about the tz mailing list