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2015-08-15

2015-08-15 09:47:25 by Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) <grubba@grubba.org>

Updated to tzdata2015f.

1:   News for the tz database    + Release 2015f - 2015-08-10 18:06:56 -0700    -  +  Changes affecting future time stamps +  +  North Korea switches to +0830 on 2015-08-15. (Thanks to Steffen Thorsen.) +  The abbreviation remains "KST". (Thanks to Robert Elz.) +  +  Uruguay no longer observes DST. (Thanks to Steffen Thorsen +  and Pablo Camargo.) +  +  Changes affecting past and future time stamps +  +  Moldova starts and ends DST at 00:00 UTC, not at 01:00 UTC. +  (Thanks to Roman Tudos.) +  +  Changes affecting data format and code +  +  zic's '-y YEARISTYPE' option is no longer documented. The TYPE +  field of a Rule line should now be '-'; the old values 'even', +  'odd', 'uspres', 'nonpres', 'nonuspres' were already undocumented. +  Although the implementation has not changed, these features do not +  work in the default installation, they are not used in the data, +  and they are now considered obsolescent. +  +  zic now checks that two rules don't take effect at the same time. +  (Thanks to Jon Skeet and Arthur David Olson.) Constraints on +  simultaneity are now documented. +  +  The two characters '%z' in a zone format now stand for the UTC +  offset, e.g., '-07' for seven hours behind UTC and '+0530' for +  five hours and thirty minutes ahead. This better supports time +  zone abbreviations conforming to POSIX.1-2001 and later. +  +  Changes affecting installed data files +  +  Comments for America/Halifax and America/Glace_Bay have been improved. +  (Thanks to Brian Inglis.) +  +  Data entries have been simplified for Atlantic/Canary, Europe/Simferopol, +  Europe/Sofia, and Europe/Tallinn. This yields slightly smaller +  installed data files for Europe/Simferopol and Europe/Tallinn. +  It does not affect timestamps. (Thanks to Howard Hinnant.) +  +  Changes affecting code +  +  zdump and zic no longer warn about valid time zone abbreviations +  like '-05'. +  +  Some Visual Studio 2013 warnings have been suppressed. +  (Thanks to Kees Dekker.) +  +  'date' no longer sets the time of day and its -a, -d, -n and -t +  options have been removed. Long obsolescent, the implementation +  of these features had porting problems. Builders no longer need +  to configure HAVE_ADJTIME, HAVE_SETTIMEOFDAY, or HAVE_UTMPX_H. +  (Thanks to Kees Dekker for pointing out the problem.) +  +  Changes affecting documentation +  +  The Theory file mentions naming issues earlier, as these seem to be +  poorly publicized (thanks to Gilmore Davidson for reporting the problem). +  +  tz-link.htm mentions Time Zone Database Parser (thanks to Howard Hinnant). +  +  Mention that Herbert Samuel introduced the term "Summer Time". +  +    Release 2015e - 2015-06-13 10:56:02 -0700       Changes affecting future time stamps