[tz] Blog Post: On the Timing of Time Zone Changes

Andrew Paprocki andrew at ishiboo.com
Mon Apr 25 12:34:25 UTC 2016

That would simply shift the release burden from Paul to the tens/hundreds
of others who patch everyone around the world in various OSes/platforms.
We're not going to let our customers fail and see an incorrect time. The
only "public" that would know about this is anyone subscribed to the
mailing list.


On Sun, Apr 24, 2016 at 10:16 PM, John Alvord <johngrahamalvord at gmail.com>

> Just an onlooker... but if you changed the policy to an automatic 90 or
> 180 delay between notice of tz change and public release of new databases
> versions... that would tend to draw public attention to violations of the
> policy.
> John Alvord
> On Apr 24, 2016 12:23 PM, "Paul Eggert" <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:
>> Thanks and good work. Attached is a proposed patch to tz-link.htm to
>> mention
>> this topic and cite your blog post. (One nit in your post: two instances
>> of
>> "it's" should be "its".)
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