cvs commit: src/share/zoneinfo - Imported sources
Garance A Drosehn
gad at FreeBSD.org
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 des.no (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
Garance Alistair Drosehn = gad at gilead.netel.rpi.edu
Senior Systems Programmer or gad at FreeBSD.org
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Troy, NY; USA
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