[tz] tzdata2016g missing version information

Howard Hinnant howard.hinnant at gmail.com
Wed Oct 5 03:45:34 UTC 2016

On Oct 4, 2016, at 12:00 PM, Deborah Goldsmith <goldsmit at apple.com> wrote:
> The version number is available in the name of the tar archive. Admittedly, that’s not the most convenient way to get it, but it’s there.
> Debbie
>> On Oct 4, 2016, at 7:23 AM, Sean Coffey <sean.coffey at oracle.com> wrote:
>> Removal of the VERSION field in the Makefile is a surprising development and seems to have broken a few systems (including the Oracle TZUpdater tool).

Fwiw, my timezone lib (https://github.com/HowardHinnant/date) is now using the first mention of “Release” out of NEWS to get the version.  This is a temporary hack (that works) until a new tzdata release establishes a VERSION file (or whatever it establishes).


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