cvs commit: src/share/zoneinfo - Imported sources

Garrett Wollman wollman at
Tue Dec 27 12:53:46 PST 2005

<<On Sat, 24 Dec 2005 20:07:20 +0100, des at (Dag-Erling Smørgrav) said:

> I wonder if we should make a habit of merging these to security /
> errata branches.

Not an unreasonable question.  The database format has not changed
incompatibly in years, so it's a relatively low-risk thing to merge.
OTOH, updates are sometimes frequent, particularly during the time of
year when governments tend to fiddle their DST adjustments.

I would suggest only merging updates if there is a significant user
community which is affected by the changes.  So if the US Congress
finally comes to its senses and repeals the DST change a week before
it is scheduled to take effect, then it's worth doing, but when
certain South American countries do their seemingly-annual vacillation
over DST, I would offer apologies.


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