[tz] Please include Montreal
guy at alum.mit.edu
Sun Nov 12 02:06:51 UTC 2017
On Nov 11, 2017, at 5:27 PM, Zefram <zefram at fysh.org> wrote:
> It's not a database of cities but of timezones.
So every UI that offers a list of tzdb names (or tzdb names slightly tweaked by replacing underscores with blanks, or whatever) as if it were a list of cities is broken.
If that's what Linux Mint offers, the developers of the GUI it offers to choose a time zone should look at how Apple does it. No tzdb zone names visible whatsoever; just a map where you can pick your location, a text box in which you can see a drop-down list of cities near the location or type in a city name (and, yes, they have Montreal), and an option to just let the system pick the time zone automatically (presumably it uses Location Services, which, on a Mac, uses Wi-Fi and, presumably, a database of networks, and looks the location up in a map).
(Speaking of Apple: Deborah, does this:
mean Apple's now sending tzdb updates out independently of release updates?)
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