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

Paul.Koning at dell.com Paul.Koning at dell.com
Fri Nov 4 19:51:37 UTC 2016

> On Nov 4, 2016, at 3:27 PM, Paul Eggert <eggert at CS.UCLA.EDU> wrote:
> ...
> This all sounds complicated, though. The developers of Oracle's TZUpdater tool apparently found the .asc files to be too much of a hassle, and instead use SHA-512 checksums from a central server instead. Should we slap more gingerbread atop a signature-checking procedure that already may be a bridge too far?

No.  If people don't know how to handle .ASC files, let them learn.  That's elementary IT technology; it's not our job to work around people who haven't learned the tools of their trade.


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