[tz] Time zone change in Turkey - lzip
dmacq at erols.com
Sat Sep 17 11:43:19 UTC 2016
On 9/17/2016 5:53 AM, vanadovv at hetnet.nl wrote:
> Hi Paul,
> I am glad you finally supplied an Lzip archive to play with.
> I just can't find a suitable Windows application for extracting this archive.
> Searching the internet doesn't give any meaningful results.
> Probably because absolutely nobody does lzip on Windows; this seems to be a Unix-Linux-only show.
> I have found the program Lzip from Antonio Diaz at lzip.nongnu.org, but this is not a Windows program.
> Somebody has made a port to Windows 32-bits 6 years ago. But does this work on my 64-bits Windows 10?
> And if it does, do we get a decent application program with a graphical user interface or do we have to mess about with 50 years old technology like the command line interface?
> Anyhow, I managed to find a Windows program that can handle 180 different archive file formats: PeaZip. This nice and well kept Windows program doesn't do lzip!
> It appears that lzip is way too exotic in the Windows world to be bothered with.
> It is very likely that the number of Windows users of at least the TZ data is too large to ignore.
> So again: please drop this Unix-Linux-only stuff and keep the TZ distribution in a more universal archive format.
> That's why I earlier mentioned the list of supported formats at 7-Zip. If 7-zip doesn't support a format, then changes are slim that anything does in the Windows world.
> And yes, I know you are planning to distribute TZ also in the old gz format, at least for the moment.
> But, given all the comments regarding breaking up a work flow, non support in Windows, and other comments, why still pushing lzip?
> Oscar van Vlijmen
>> ----Origineel Bericht----
>> Van : eggert at cs.ucla.edu
>> Datum : 16/09/2016 17:53
>> Aan : raghuram.prahlada at oracle.com
>> Cc : tz at iana.org
>> Onderwerp : Re: [tz] Time zone change in Turkey
>> On 09/16/2016 03:37 AM, Raghuram wrote:
>>> Do we have a 2016g release coming shortly for the Turkey ?
>> Yes, the 2016g release code and data have been finalized. We are merely
>> waiting for the crank to be turned internally in order to get it
>> published at iana.org and announced on tz-announce.
>> If you are in a hurry, acopy of the complete 2016g release is attached.
>> Toconvert it to the traditional two-tarball format, run the following
>> shell commands on a POSIX host with GNU tar, gzip, and lzip installed:
>> tar -xf tzdb-2016g.tar.lz
>> cd tzdb-2016g
>> make tarballs
>> The tarballs are all reproducible and have the following SHA512 checksums:
>> Or you can get the 2016g code and data from the GitHub experimental
>> repository. It's tagged with '2016g'.
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