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2016-02-07 13:19:04 by Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) <>

Updated to tzdata2016a.

1:   News for the tz database    + Release 2016a - 2016-01-26 23:28:02 -0800 +  +  Changes affecting future time stamps +  +  America/Cayman will not observe daylight saving this year after all. +  Revert our guess that it would. (Thanks to Matt Johnson.) +  +  Asia/Chita switches from +0800 to +0900 on 2016-03-27 at 02:00. +  (Thanks to Alexander Krivenyshev.) +  +  Asia/Tehran now has DST predictions for the year 2038 and later, +  to be March 21 00:00 to September 21 00:00. This is likely better +  than predicting no DST, albeit off by a day every now and then. +  +  Changes affecting past and future time stamps +  +  America/Metlakatla switched from PST all year to AKST/AKDT on +  2015-11-01 at 02:00. (Thanks to Steffen Thorsen.) +  +  America/Santa_Isabel has been removed, and replaced with a +  backward compatibility link to America/Tijuana. Its contents were +  apparently based on a misreading of Mexican legislation. +  +  Changes affecting past time stamps +  +  Asia/Karachi's two transition times in 2002 were off by a minute. +  (Thanks to Matt Johnson.) +  +  Changes affecting build procedure +  +  An installer can now combine leap seconds with use of the backzone file, +  e.g., with 'make PACKRATDATA=backzone REDO=posix_right zones'. +  The old 'make posix_packrat' rule is now marked as obsolescent. +  (Thanks to Ian Abbott for an initial implementation.) +  +  Changes affecting documentation and commentary +  +  A new file LICENSE makes it easier to see that the code and data +  are mostly public-domain. (Thanks to James Knight.) The three +  non-public-domain files now use the current (3-clause) BSD license +  instead of older versions of that license. +  +  tz-link.htm mentions the BDE library (thanks to Andrew Paprocki), +  CCTZ (thanks to Tim Parenti),, and has a new section +  on editing tz source files (with a mention of Sublime zoneinfo, +  thanks to Gilmore Davidson). +  +  The Theory and asia files now mention the 2015 book "The Global +  Transformation of Time, 1870-1950", and cite a couple of reviews. +  +  The America/Chicago entry now documents the informal use of US +  central time in Fort Pierre, South Dakota. (Thanks to Rick +  McDermid, Matt Johnson, and Steve Jones.) +  +    Release 2015g - 2015-10-01 00:39:51 -0700       Changes affecting future time stamps
26:    localtime no longer mishandles America/Anchorage after 2037.    (Thanks to Bradley White for reporting the bug.)    +  On hosts with signed 32-bit time_t, localtime no longer mishandles +  Pacific/Fiji after 2038-01-16 14:00 UTC. +     The localtime module allows the variables 'timezone', 'daylight',    and 'altzone' to be in common storage shared with other modules,    and declares them in case the system <time.h> does not.