Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#4737 closed task (fixed)


Reported by: Bruce Dubbs Owned by: lfs-book
Priority: normal Milestone: 10.1
Component: Book Version: SVN
Severity: normal Keywords:


New timezone data.

Change History (2)

comment:1 by Bruce Dubbs, 3 years ago

Release 2020b - 2020-10-06 18:35:04 -0700


Revised predictions for Morocco's changes starting in 2023. Canada's Yukon changes to -07 on 2020-11-01, not 2020-03-08. Macquarie Island has stayed in sync with Tasmania since 2011. Casey, Antarctica is at +08 in winter and +11 in summer. zic no longer supports -y, nor the TYPE field of Rules.

Changes to future timestamps

Morocco's spring-forward after Ramadan is now predicted to occur no sooner than two days after Ramadan, instead of one day. (Thanks to Milamber.) The first altered prediction is for 2023, now predicted to spring-forward on April 30 instead of April 23.

Changes to past and future timestamps

Casey Station, Antarctica has been using +08 in winter and +11 in summer since 2018. The most recent transition from +08 to +11 was 2020-10-04 00:01. Also, Macquarie Island has been staying in sync with Tasmania since 2011. (Thanks to Steffen Thorsen.)

Changes to past and future time zone abbreviations and DST flags

Canada's Yukon, represented by America/Whitehorse and America/Dawson, changes its time zone rules from -08/-07 to permanent -07 on 2020-11-01, not on 2020-03-08 as 2020a had it. This change affects only the time zone abbreviation (MST vs PDT) and daylight saving flag for the period between the two dates. (Thanks to Andrew G. Smith.)

Changes to past timestamps

Correct several transitions for Hungary for 1918/1983. For example, the 1983-09-25 fall-back was at 01:00, not 03:00. (Thanks to Géza Nyáry.) Also, the 1890 transition to standard time was on 11-01, not 10-01 (thanks to Michael Deckers).

The 1891 French transition was on March 16, not March 15. The 1911-03-11 French transition was at midnight, not a minute later. Monaco's transitions were on 1892-06-01 and 1911-03-29, not 1891-03-15 and 1911-03-11. (Thanks to Michael Deckers.)

Changes to code

Support for zic's long-obsolete '-y YEARISTYPE' option has been removed and, with it, so has support for the TYPE field in Rule lines, which is now reserved for compatibility with earlier zic. These features were previously deprecated in release 2015f. (Thanks to Tim Parenti.)

zic now defaults to '-b slim' instead of to '-b fat'.

zic's new '-l -' and '-p -' options uninstall any existing localtime and posixrules files, respectively.

The undocumented and ineffective tzsetwall function has been removed.

Changes to build procedure

The Makefile now defaults POSIXRULES to '-', so the posixrules feature (obsolete as of 2019b) is no longer installed by default.

Changes to documentation and commentary

The long-obsolete files pacificnew, systemv, and have been removed from the distribution. (Thanks to Tim Parenti.)

comment:2 by Bruce Dubbs, 3 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Fixed at revision 12053.

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