New package: tzcode-2003d-1
Dr. Volker Zell
Thu Nov 27 09:44:00 GMT 2003
The package 'tzcode' is now available with the Cygwin distribution.
o http://www.twinsun.com/tz/tz-link.htm (Homepage)
o ftp://elsie.nci.nih.gov/pub/ (Download location)
The public-domain time zone database contains code and data that represent the
history of local time for many representative locations around the globe. It
is updated periodically to reflect changes made by political bodies to UTC
offsets and daylight-saving rules.
Each location in the database represents a national region where all clocks
keeping local time have agreed since 1970. Locations are identified by continent
or ocean and then by the name of the location, which is typically the largest city
within the region. For example, America/New_York represents most of the US eastern
time zone; America/Indianapolis represents most of Indiana, which uses eastern
time without daylight saving time (DST); America/Detroit represents most of
Michigan, which uses eastern time but with different DST rules in 1975; and other
entries represent smaller regions like Starke County, Kentucky, which switched
from central to eastern time in 1991. To use the database, set the TZ environment
variable to the location's full name, e.g., TZ=America/New_York.
To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page. This downloads setup.exe to your
system. Once you've downloaded setup.exe, run it and select "System"
and then click on the appropriate fields until the above announced
version numbers appear if they are not displayed already.
If your mirror doesn't yet have the latest version of this package after
24 hours, you can either continue to wait for that site to be updated or
you can try to find another mirror.
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