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

Paul G paul at ganssle.io
Fri Nov 4 18:06:12 UTC 2016

I think Paul meant that the "official" release would be the act of tagging the repo with the new version, not any random change.

On November 4, 2016 1:43:26 PM EDT, Brian Inglis <Brian.Inglis at SystematicSw.ab.ca> wrote:
>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
>to let me know something (attempted to be) changed.
>Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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