[tz] Issue in Time Zone Database for Kazakhstan's zones

Zhanibek Adilbekov zhanibek.adilbekov at gmail.com
Thu Apr 28 17:41:04 UTC 2016

I looked at this 
commit, which adjusts some transitions for KZ. After looking closer to 
diffs I found out that formats of zones are changed, e.g. for 
Asia/Almaty it changed from ALMT to +06. I'm not familiar with TZ files, 
but I suppose this changes are the reason of incompatibility for some apps.

On 28.04.2016 22:48, Paul Eggert wrote:
> On 04/28/2016 04:15 AM, Zhanibek Adilbekov wrote:
>> After upgrading tzdata to 2016d version some of applications unable 
>> to determine right timezone for all zones which belong to Kazakhstan. 
>> I personally use Asia/Almaty (which is +06:00 and no DST) on my 
>> machine (Arch Linux with Plasma 5.6), and it leads some programs to 
>> produce unexpected results. E.g.: Digital Clock applet shows -12 
>> hours from current time and Plasma Lockscreen shows time in UTC.
> I'm not observing this problem on Fedora 23 (2016d-1.fc23) with 
> gnome-clocks (3.18.0-1.fc23).
> Other users have reported problems with the Plasma Digital Clock 
> applet after earlier tzdata upgrades. See for example:
> https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=193233
> https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=343610
> https://www.kubuntuforums.net/showthread.php?69655-Issues-with-Plasma-Digital-Clock-Widget 
> The first thread says that a relevant bug was fixed in plasma 5.5; are 
> you running that version? If not, I suggest upgrading. If so, perhaps 
> there are other, similar bugs that haven't been fixed yet.

Best regards,
Zhanibek Adilbekov.

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