[tz] Update frequency has dropped off(?)

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at SystematicSw.ab.ca
Mon Sep 4 18:13:25 UTC 2017

On 2017-09-04 11:25, Paul Eggert wrote:
> Paul Holland wrote:
>> Does this mean (1) the database has stabilised; or (2) it is no longer
>> actively maintained?
> It's still actively maintained; see https://github.com/eggert/tz and/or look at
> the mailing list archive. I don't like to issue new releases "just because", as
> each release is somewhat of a hassle for downstream users. The usual pattern is
> a flurry of changes before March and then again before November. We will need a
> new release well before 2018-01-14, when the current release becomes wrong for
> Fiji. Possibly we'll get last-minute notices in the next two or three months
> that will require new releases promptly.

(3) perhaps politicians and bureaucrats are finally getting the message that
adequate notice is required, when their phones show incorrect times and they
miss meetings because notifications pop up an hour early or late?

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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