[tz] Will there be a 2019b update soon?

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Wed Mar 27 18:32:39 UTC 2019

On 3/27/19 7:07 AM, Tim Parenti wrote:
> I think 2019a is reasonably "as close as we can get and have any hope
> of reliably disseminating in advance".  At this point, any further
> release prior to the time change would be just as speculative.

It's a close call. If 2019a is right, of course we're fine as-is. If the
development version is right, the spring-forward transition in 2019a is
24 hours too late.

I think the development version is more likely to be correct, as it's
the best guess of a longtime correspondent on Palestinian time. So I'm
mildly inclined to put out 2019b soon (before Friday 00:00 Palestime
time, anyway), if only to increase the probability that we don't have to
issue a later correction for timestamps that by then will be in the past.

I do wish the PA cabinet would put out announcements that specify a time
of transition, and that we wouldn't have conflicting news reports about
that that time will be.

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