[tz] [EXT] Re: Uruguay out of DST

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at systematicsw.ab.ca
Thu Jul 16 03:37:31 UTC 2015

On 2015-07-15 08:54, Paul_Koning at Dell.com wrote:
>> On Jul 14, 2015, at 4:56 PM, Brian Inglis <Brian.Inglis at SystematicSW.ab.ca> wrote:
>>> ...
>> TZdist seems to require a server which tracks changes at zone and impacted
>> date time range levels (implying also dependencies on rules and aliases).
>> The server would have to pull apart the current zoneinfo source or
>> binary files and track when changes happened and what ranges were impacted.
>> The server returns zone info within changed and impacted date time ranges
>> of interest to the client in iCalendar, XML, or JSON formats, where the
>> client then has to decide how to apply these to its data base.
>> This would allow automated updating for calendar applications but not
>> obviously for system zoneinfo data, which is the topic of interest,
>> and would require an iCalendar parser hooked up to part of the zic
>> compiler.
> I don’t understand why you make those assumptions.
> tzdist is just a protocol for conveying timezone data.
>  It’s clearly possible to feed that data into the “system zoneinfo data”, that’s purely a local matter.

Aren't protocols developed based on "rough consensus and running code"?
That normally requires demonstrating protocol interoperability between a couple each of sources and sinks.
Where are the demo servers and clients available?

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis

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