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

John Haxby john.haxby at oracle.com
Wed Jan 25 10:36:28 UTC 2017

On 24/01/17 19:51, Deborah Goldsmith wrote:
> The point is, many TZ clients (not just Apple, not just ICU) consider a change that takes effect in 3 1/2 months “urgent.” It is not just a matter of development cycles; it’s also a matter of release cycles.
> There are some TZ clients who can turn a change around in a few days, and there are some that require much more lead time. Telling the latter that it’s their problem they have a different business model from the former is not productive.

I'm with one of the "turn a change around in a few days" distros but I
have every sympathy with you Debbie.   Sometimes even a few days isn't
fast enough -- we've had some people demanding an update on the basis of
a rumour before now and, of course, some countries are fond of changing
the DST rules with next to no notice.

RFC7808 (tzdist) hit the streets in March 2016 and I've been waiting
with bated breath to see it actually implemented anywhere.  I've turned
an interesting shade of blue now, but I'm still hopeful[1].

Roll on tzdist ...


[1] One of the authors of RFC7808, Cyrus Daboo is also from Apple so I'm
hopeful that Apple will turn out something soonish, perhaps in Autumn?
Fingers crossed.

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