[tz] Lebanon DST change reverted

Tim Parenti tim at timtimeonline.com
Mon Mar 27 16:15:32 UTC 2023

On Mon, 27 Mar 2023 at 10:03, Andrea Singletary via tz <tz at iana.org> wrote:

> Any idea when we can expect 2023c to be released?

Both Paul and I are in the US and have day jobs which require our attention
over the volunteer work of tz.  I'm taking a little time over my lunch to
note for everyone that, while it may be a little while until we can give
our full attention to a new release, we are indeed acutely aware that there
is a timely need here.

Unfortunately, many factors about the manner in which this has been handled
means that we do not have a good workaround that would involve accepting
certain tz updates while holding back others.  (That is, with these
changes, 2023a would now be mostly correct, but not for the four-day period
we're currently in the middle of; whereas 2023b would be more wrong
thereafter.)  But considering how long downstream propagation of our data
takes to get to end-users, though, there is not much more we could
proactively do to stem the resulting discrepancies at this point,
regardless of when we'll be able to release a further update.

All of that is to say the usual: There is no set schedule for releases, but
we will certainly need a new one very soon.

Tim Parenti

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