[tz] Magallanes region from Chile will keep DST all year round

Michael H Deckers michael.h.deckers at googlemail.com
Sat Jan 21 14:32:11 UTC 2017

    On 2017-01-20 03:27, Paul Eggert wrote:

> If we interpret the decree modification as written, Magallanes is 
> scheduled to change from -03 to -04 on 2019-05-11 at 24:00, which will 
> be one hour after Santiago is scheduled to change from -03 to -04. 
> Surely this is not intended. For now, it's simpler to assume the 
> change will be permanent, or at least as permanent as anything 
> regarding clocks in Chile. Proposed patch attached.
> I've installed this patch into the development repository on GitHub, 
> and anybody who needs the Magallanes change now can use that 
> repository. I'm reluctant to generate a new tz version just for this, 
> as it's far enough in the future that it's likely we'll need to 
> generate a new release for other reasons anyway.

    While it is still experimental -- the reference in the proposed
    patch gives the date 2016-12-02 for the decree, so in the Zone
    entries for Punta Arenas and Palmer station    :
    -        -4:00   Chile   -04/-03 2016 Dec  4
    +        -4:00   Chile   -04/-03 2016 Dec  2

    Michael Deckers.

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