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LIN6-11897 : CLONE - [tz-announce] 2016h release of tz code and data available

Created: Oct 30, 2016    Updated: Dec 3, 2018
Resolved Date: Nov 8, 2016
Found In Version: 6.0
Fix Version:
Severity: Standard
Applicable for: Wind River Linux 6
Component/s: Userspace


The 2016h release of the tz code and data is available. Its primary motivation is to update to the new rules for Palestine, where 2016g becomes incorrect starting about four hours from now (sorry, we didn't get much notice). More generally, the 2016h release reflects the following changes, which were either circulated on the tz mailing list or are relatively minor technical or administrative changes:

  Changes to future time stamps

    Asia/Gaza and Asia/Hebron end DST on 2016-10-29 at 01:00, not
    2016-10-21 at 00:00.    Predict that
    future fall transitions will be on the last Saturday of October
    at 01:00, which is consistent with predicted spring transitions
    on the last Saturday of March.  

  Changes to past time stamps

    In Turkey, transitions in 1986-1990 were at 01:00 standard time
    not at 02:00, and the spring 1994 transition was on March 20, not
    March 27.  

  Changes to past and future time zone abbreviations

    Asia/Colombo now uses numeric time zone abbreviations like "+0530"
    instead of alphabetic ones like "IST" and "LKT".  Various
    English-language sources use "IST", "LKT" and "SLST", with no
    working consensus.  

  Changes to code

    zic no longer mishandles relativizing file names when creating
    symbolic links like /etc/localtime, when these symbolic links
    are outside the usual directory hierarchy.  This fixes a bug
    introduced in 2016g.  

  Changes to build procedure

    New rules 'traditional_tarballs' and 'traditional_signatures' for
    building just the traditional-format distribution.  

    The file 'version' is now put into the tzdata tarball too.

  Changes to documentation and commentary

    The 'Theory' file now has a section on interface stability.
      It also mentions features like
    tm_zone and localtime_rz that have long been supported by the
    reference code.

    tz-link.htm has improved coverage of time zone boundaries suitable
    for geolocation.  

    The US commentary now mentions Allen and the "day of two noons".

    The Fiji commentary mentions the government's 2016-10-03 press

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