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2015-02-14

2015-02-14 10:47:40 by Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) <grubba@grubba.org>

Updated to tzdata2015a.

1:   News for the tz database    + Release 2015a - 2015-01-29 22:35:20 -0800 +  +  Changes affecting future time stamps +  +  The Mexican state of Quintana Roo, represented by America/Cancun, +  will shift from Central Time with DST to Eastern Time without DST +  on 2015-02-01 at 02:00. (Thanks to Steffen Thorsen and Gwillim Law.) +  +  Chile will not change clocks in April or thereafter; its new standard time +  will be its old daylight saving time. This affects America/Santiago, +  Pacific/Easter, and Antarctica/Palmer. (Thanks to Juan Correa.) +  +  New leap second 2015-06-30 23:59:60 UTC as per IERS Bulletin C 49. +  (Thanks to Tim Parenti.) +  +  Changes affecting past time stamps +  +  Iceland observed DST in 1919 and 1921, and its 1939 fallback +  transition was Oct. 29, not Nov. 29. Remove incorrect data from +  Shanks about time in Iceland between 1837 and 1908. +  +  Some more zones have been turned into links, when they differed +  from existing zones only for older time stamps. As usual, +  these changes affect UTC offsets in pre-1970 time stamps only. +  Their old contents have been moved to the 'backzone' file. +  The affected zones are: Asia/Aden, Asia/Bahrain, Asia/Kuwait, +  and Asia/Muscat. +  +  Changes affecting code +  +  tzalloc now scrubs time zone abbreviations compatibly with the way +  that tzset always has, by replacing invalid bytes with '_' and by +  shortening too-long abbreviations. +  +  tzselect ports to POSIX awk implementations, no longer mishandles +  POSIX TZ settings when GNU awk is used, and reports POSIX TZ +  settings to the user. (Thanks to Stefan Kuhn.) +  +  Changes affecting build procedure +  +  'make check' now checks for links to links in the data. +  One such link (for Africa/Asmera) has been fixed. +  (Thanks to Stephen Colebourne for pointing out the problem.) +  +  Changes affecting commentary +  +  The leapseconds file commentary now mentions the expiration date. +  (Problem reported by Martin Burnicki.) +  +  Update Mexican Library of Congress URL. +  +    Release 2014j - 2014-11-10 17:37:11 -0800       Changes affecting current and future time stamps