[ITA] tzcode tzdata

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Tue Jun 30 18:45:14 GMT 2020

On Jun 20 14:07, Brian Inglis wrote:
> I would like to offer to adopt packages tzdata and tzcode:
> 	Time Zone Database and utilities
> The Time Zone Database (often called tz, tzdb, or zoneinfo) contains
> data that represents the history of local time for most locations around
> the world, and supports conversion of UTC time to local time at those
> locations to allow display of those local times. It is updated
> periodically to reflect changes made by political bodies to daylight
> saving (summer time) rules, UTC offsets, and time zone boundaries.
> Unless Corinna or Yaakov would like to retain maintenance of them; I already
> asked Mark Geisert, who made recent updates to base Cygwin tzcode on
> cygwin-patches, and he expressed no interest in the packages.
> I have been a subscriber to the tz and tz-announce MLs for years, originally
> checking for new releases daily, to download and apply to my JVMs with the
> tzupdater; now, with my other packages, weekly, just for interest and to keep my
> archives complete.
> Source and binary packages are available for testing on Gdrive:
> tzcode	https://drive.google.com/open?id=19gibjLtiy8uSTEo6Qb9wgUwGvhvFYPNk
> tzdata	https://drive.google.com/open?id=16A9TgDbKaGuFv-pY9zEwveov9kzSj0eQ
> I have added some more HTML and text docs and the version file, and moved zdump
> from /usr/sbin/ to /usr/bin/ to better reflect what other distros do, and allow
> users to more easily check whether rules have been updated.

ACKing adoption.


Corinna Vinschen
Cygwin Maintainer

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