[PATCH 1/3 v3] Cygwin: tzcode resync: basics

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis@SystematicSw.ab.ca
Wed Jun 10 21:53:07 GMT 2020

On 2020-06-09 22:37, Mark Geisert wrote:
> On Tue, 9 Jun 2020, Brian Inglis wrote:
>> On 2020-05-26 02:27, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>> On May 26 00:09, Mark Geisert wrote:
>>>> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>>>>> On May 22 02:32, Mark Geisert wrote:
>>>>> On May 25 14:06, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> The tzcode package needs updated to get fixes into zic and zdump.
>> Also tzdata was maintained by Yaakov.
>> Corinna, would you like to keep tzcode co-maintained with Yaakov?
>> Or Mark, would you like to ITA tzcode and/or tzdata to keep it in sync with the
>> base code?
>> Or would you like me to ITA tzcode and/or tzdata?
>> I currently check tzdb weekly in cron to download updates for my own interests.
>> I could add cygport builds to that job.
> This "tzcode" patch I did was a one-shot task just getting some time zone
> handling code within the Cygwin DLL up to date.  I don't know if there's any
> overlap between what I worked on and the tzcode+tzdata packages.  Eh, just the
> internal binary copy of a particular tzdata file which should be kept up to
> date: /usr/share/zoneinfo/posixrules.  Dunno how often that changes though.
> It's fine with me for you to take over both tzcode+tzdata if nobody else
> objects.  Sounds like you have a regular schedule for looking over updates which
> is more than I have :-).

Thanks Mark,

I'll wait to see if we hear from Corinna or ITA if no response soon.
I'm also a subscriber to the timezone ML so see the announcements, but am too
lazy to kick off a manual process, when an automatic process could do it within
the week! ;^>


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

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