cvs commit: src/share/zoneinfo - Imported sources

Garance A Drosehn gad at
Thu Dec 29 08:01:37 PST 2005

At 3:53 PM -0500 12/27/05, Garrett Wollman wrote:
><<On Sat, 24 Dec 2005, 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.  ...

It might be reasonable to merge them when we have something
else to put in the security/errata branches.  That way people
aren't doing buildworld's just for a timezone change, but if
they have to do a buildworld anyway then they'll pick up the
latest timezone changes.

Or something along those lines...  I guess the opposing issue is
that it might be too much of a hassle to be distracted by MFC's
of minor changes when you're anxious to commit some important
security fix.

Garance Alistair Drosehn     =      gad at
Senior Systems Programmer               or   gad at
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute;             Troy, NY;  USA

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