[tz] Uruguay out of DST

enh enh at google.com
Sat Jul 11 06:54:51 UTC 2015

On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 11:52 PM, Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:
> On 07/10/2015 12:30 PM, Deborah Goldsmith wrote:
>> I would love to be able to turn a tz release around in a week. That is not
>> currently possible.
> It is currently possible to do it in far less time than a week, for other
> operating systems.  For example, the 2014c release was turned around in
> about two hours by Debian, and in about three hours by Ubuntu; see
> <http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/tz/2014-May/020907.html>. This wasn't a
> complete new OS release: it was merely a patch, but that's good enough to
> solve the problem.
> Two hours is pretty fast, and we can't expect redistributors to be that fast
> every time; even Debian doesn't do that.  But it should be eminently doable
> to release an automatically-installable patch within a week.  A three-month
> delay is waaayyy too long.

it is, unfortunately, the world we live in.

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