[tz] Tonga returns to DST on 2016-11-06

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at SystematicSw.ab.ca
Fri Nov 4 17:43:26 UTC 2016

On 2016-11-03 16:08, Paul Eggert wrote:
> On 11/02/2016 09:57 AM, Deborah Goldsmith wrote:
>> I know it’s checked into the informal GitHub repository. That
>> doesn’t work for everyone.
> Now that we have an official release with the Tonga changes, your
> developers should be OK to run with it.
> Why doesn't the GitHub development repository work for them? Are
> there technical problems with using Git or GitHib? Or is this more a
> case of not using the data until it's "blessed" somehow? Either way,
> there should be some way to address the problem other than by having
> your folks wait impatiently for tarballs to show up at iana.org.

With processes checking if a new release has been packaged or announced
and sources have been updated and tagged, kicking off the download,
build, test, package, release, announce cycle, you need a reliable flag
or flags to kick off the process, which could be one, more, or all of
the above checks.
Triggering on just any change in the remote GitHub repo, which does see
a fair amount of churn many months, may not be acceptable, where it may
be with projects in local repos using Continuous Integration processes.

Changing one of these production processes in any org is not likely to
be a lightweight undertaking, and involve spending budget on process
changedevelopment and testing, where it may be considered better spent
on more pressing significant current problems.

Personally, a cron job checks daily if IANA ...latest symlinks contain
a version differing from the last download, then downloads, archives,
diffs, builds, compares, installs, and emails a file:// link to the log,
to let me know something (attempted to be) changed.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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