[tz] Proposal: validation text file with releases

Lester Caine lester at lsces.co.uk
Wed Jul 15 08:06:30 UTC 2015

On 15/07/15 08:34, Martin Burnicki wrote:
> I'd also appreciate if we could get more details out of the TZ db in an
> easy way. We (Meinberg) also have embedded devices (not POSIX, not even
> an OS, just a microcontroller) which also does conversion from UTC to
> local time, and it would be a very nice feature if a program could
> easily extract all information for a given year (i.e. standard and DST
> offsets, beginning and end of DST, if any) from a TZ file after this has
> been updated.

That is EXACTLY what tzdist is designed to address!

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