[tz] Uruguay out of DST

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Fri Jul 10 07:05:57 UTC 2015

On 07/09/2015 10:08 AM, Deborah Goldsmith wrote:
> Is there an advantage to waiting?
Yes.  After we make a change, sometimes we find that the supplied 
information was wrong.  Sometimes the authorities change their minds.  
Sometimes we have the correct information but enter the data 
incorrectly, and don't discover this until further review.  In cases 
like these, dallying before an official release can save us all some 
work.  This is partly why we delayed from March 10 to March 21 before 
releasing 2015b as an official fix for Mongolia.

If these delays cause problems for you, it's reasonable to use the 
unofficial repository at <https://github.com/eggert/tz> as a basis for 
operating system patches.  That is, users of the tz database have a 
choice of either a bleeding edge unofficial version that is more 
up-to-date but is also more likely to contain errors, or a more-stable 
official version that may not have the very latest experimental changes 
but should work well for those who keep reasonably up-to-date with the 
official version.

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