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pike.git/lib/modules/Calendar.pmod/tzdata/NEWS:1:   News for the tz database    + Release 2016h - 2016-10-19 23:17:57 -0700 +  +  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. (Thanks to Sharef Mustafa.) 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. (Thanks to Tim Parenti.) +  +  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. (Thanks to Kıvanç Yazan.) +  +  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. (Usage of "SLST" mentioned by Sadika +  Sumanapala.) +  +  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. (Problem reported by Andreas Stieger.) +  +  Changes to build procedure +  +  New rules 'traditional_tarballs' and 'traditional_signatures' for +  building just the traditional-format distribution. (Requested by +  Deborah Goldsmith.) +  +  The file 'version' is now put into the tzdata tarball too. +  (Requested by Howard Hinnant.) +  +  Changes to documentation and commentary +  +  The 'Theory' file now has a section on interface stability. +  (Requested by Paul Koning.) 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. (Thanks to heads-ups from Evan Siroky and Matt +  Johnson.) +  +  The US commentary now mentions Allen and the "day of two noons". +  +  The Fiji commentary mentions the government's 2016-10-03 press +  release. (Thanks to Raymond Kumar.) +  +  + Release 2016g - 2016-09-13 08:56:38 -0700 +  +  Changes to future time stamps +  +  Turkey switched from EET/EEST (+02/+03) to permanent +03, +  effective 2016-09-07. (Thanks to Burak AYDIN.) Use "+03" rather +  than an invented abbreviation for the new time. +  +  New leap second 2016-12-31 23:59:60 UTC as per IERS Bulletin C 52. +  (Thanks to Tim Parenti.) +  +  Changes to past time stamps +  +  For America/Los_Angeles, spring-forward transition times have been +  corrected from 02:00 to 02:01 in 1948, and from 02:00 to 01:00 in +  1950-1966. +  +  For zones using Soviet time on 1919-07-01, transitions to UT-based +  time were at 00:00 UT, not at 02:00 local time. The affected +  zones are Europe/Kirov, Europe/Moscow, Europe/Samara, and +  Europe/Ulyanovsk. (Thanks to Alexander Belopolsky.) +  +  Changes to past and future time zone abbreviations +  +  The Factory zone now uses the time zone abbreviation -00 instead +  of a long English-language string, as -00 is now the normal way to +  represent an undefined time zone. +  +  Several zones in Antarctica and the former Soviet Union, along +  with zones intended for ships at sea that cannot use POSIX TZ +  strings, now use numeric time zone abbreviations instead of +  invented or obsolete alphanumeric abbreviations. The affected +  zones are Antarctica/Casey, Antarctica/Davis, +  Antarctica/DumontDUrville, Antarctica/Mawson, Antarctica/Rothera, +  Antarctica/Syowa, Antarctica/Troll, Antarctica/Vostok, +  Asia/Anadyr, Asia/Ashgabat, Asia/Baku, Asia/Bishkek, Asia/Chita, +  Asia/Dushanbe, Asia/Irkutsk, Asia/Kamchatka, Asia/Khandyga, +  Asia/Krasnoyarsk, Asia/Magadan, Asia/Omsk, Asia/Sakhalin, +  Asia/Samarkand, Asia/Srednekolymsk, Asia/Tashkent, Asia/Tbilisi, +  Asia/Ust-Nera, Asia/Vladivostok, Asia/Yakutsk, Asia/Yekaterinburg, +  Asia/Yerevan, Etc/GMT-14, Etc/GMT-13, Etc/GMT-12, Etc/GMT-11, +  Etc/GMT-10, Etc/GMT-9, Etc/GMT-8, Etc/GMT-7, Etc/GMT-6, Etc/GMT-5, +  Etc/GMT-4, Etc/GMT-3, Etc/GMT-2, Etc/GMT-1, Etc/GMT+1, Etc/GMT+2, +  Etc/GMT+3, Etc/GMT+4, Etc/GMT+5, Etc/GMT+6, Etc/GMT+7, Etc/GMT+8, +  Etc/GMT+9, Etc/GMT+10, Etc/GMT+11, Etc/GMT+12, Europe/Kaliningrad, +  Europe/Minsk, Europe/Samara, Europe/Volgograd, and +  Indian/Kerguelen. For Europe/Moscow the invented abbreviation MSM +  was replaced by +05, whereas MSK and MSD were kept as they are not +  our invention and are widely used. +  +  Changes to zone names +  +  Rename Asia/Rangoon to Asia/Yangon, with a backward compatibility link. +  (Thanks to David Massoud.) +  +  Changes to code +  +  zic no longer generates binary files containing POSIX TZ-like +  strings that disagree with the local time type after the last +  explicit transition in the data. This fixes a bug with +  Africa/Casablanca and Africa/El_Aaiun in some year-2037 time +  stamps on the reference platform. (Thanks to Alexander Belopolsky +  for reporting the bug and suggesting a way forward.) +  +  If the installed localtime and/or posixrules files are symbolic +  links, zic now keeps them symbolic links when updating them, for +  compatibility with platforms like OpenSUSE where other programs +  configure these files as symlinks. +  +  zic now avoids hard linking to symbolic links, avoids some +  unnecessary mkdir and stat system calls, and uses shorter file +  names internally. +  +  zdump has a new -i option to generate transitions in a +  more-compact but still human-readable format. This option is +  experimental, and the output format may change in future versions. +  (Thanks to Jon Skeet for suggesting that an option was needed, +  and thanks to Tim Parenti and Chris Rovick for further comments.) +  +  Changes to build procedure +  +  An experimental distribution format is available, in addition +  to the traditional format which will continue to be distributed. +  The new format is a tarball tzdb-VERSION.tar.lz with signature +  file tzdb-VERSION.tar.lz.asc. It unpacks to a top-level directory +  tzdb-VERSION containing the code and data of the traditional +  two-tarball format, along with extra data that may be useful. +  (Thanks to Antonio Diaz Diaz, Oscar van Vlijmen, and many others +  for comments about the experimental format.) +  +  The release version number is now more accurate in the usual case +  where releases are built from a Git repository. For example, if +  23 commits and some working-file changes have been made since +  release 2016g, the version number is now something like +  '2016g-23-g50556e3-dirty' instead of the misleading '2016g'. +  Official releases uses the same version number format as before, +  e.g., '2016g'. To support the more-accurate version number, its +  specification has moved from a line in the Makefile to a new +  source file 'version'. +  +  The experimental distribution contains a file to2050.tzs that +  contains what should be the output of 'zdump -i -c 2050' on +  primary zones. If this file is available, 'make check' now checks +  that zdump generates this output. +  +  'make check_web' now works on Fedora-like distributions. +  +  Changes to documentation and commentary +  +  tzfile.5 now documents the new restriction on POSIX TZ-like +  strings that is now implemented by zic. +  +  Comments now cite URLs for some 1917-1921 Russian DST decrees. +  (Thanks to Alexander Belopolsky.) +  +  tz-link.htm mentions JuliaTime (thanks to Curtis Vogt) and Time4J +  (thanks to Meno Hochschild) and ThreeTen-Extra, and its +  description of Java 8 has been brought up to date (thanks to +  Stephen Colebourne). Its description of local time on Mars has +  been updated to match current practice, and URLs have been updated +  and some obsolete ones removed. +  +    Release 2016f - 2016-07-05 16:26:51 +0200       Changes affecting future time stamps       The Egyptian government changed its mind on short notice, and    Africa/Cairo will not introduce DST starting 2016-07-07 after all.    (Thanks to Mina Samuel.)       Asia/Novosibirsk switches from +06 to +07 on 2016-07-24 at 02:00.    (Thanks to Stepan Golosunov.)
pike.git/lib/modules/Calendar.pmod/tzdata/NEWS:386:   Release 2015d - 2015-04-24 08:09:46 -0700       Changes affecting future time stamps       Egypt will not observe DST in 2015 and will consider canceling it    permanently. For now, assume no DST indefinitely.    (Thanks to Ahmed Nazmy and Tim Parenti.)       Changes affecting past time stamps    -  America/Whitehorse switched from UTC-9 to UTC-8 on 1967-05-28, not +  America/Whitehorse switched from UT -09 to -08 on 1967-05-28, not    1966-07-01. Also, Yukon's time zone history is documented better.    (Thanks to Brian Inglis and Dennis Ferguson.)       Change affecting past and future time zone abbreviations       The abbreviations for Hawaii-Aleutian standard and daylight times    have been changed from HAST/HADT to HST/HDT, as per US Government    Printing Office style. This affects only America/Adak since 1983,    as America/Honolulu was already using the new style.   
pike.git/lib/modules/Calendar.pmod/tzdata/NEWS:420:       Changes affecting past time stamps       The following changes affect some pre-1991 Chile-related time stamps    in America/Santiago, Antarctica/Palmer, and Pacific/Easter.       The 1910 transition was January 10, not January 1.       The 1918 transition was September 10, not September 1.    -  The UTC-4 time observed from 1932 to 1942 is now considered to be -  standard time, not year-round DST. +  The UT -04 time observed from 1932 to 1942 is now considered to +  be standard time, not year-round DST.    -  Santiago observed DST (UTC-3) from 1946-07-15 through 1946-08-31, -  then reverted to standard time, then switched its time zone to -  UTC-5 on 1947-04-01. +  Santiago observed DST (UT -03) from 1946-07-15 through +  1946-08-31, then reverted to standard time, then switched to -05 +  on 1947-04-01.       Assume transitions before 1968 were at 00:00, since we have no data    saying otherwise.       The spring 1988 transition was 1988-10-09, not 1988-10-02.    The fall 1990 transition was 1990-03-11, not 1990-03-18.       Assume no UTC offset change for Pacific/Easter on 1890-01-01,    and omit all transitions on Pacific/Easter from 1942 through 1946    since we have no data suggesting that they existed.
pike.git/lib/modules/Calendar.pmod/tzdata/NEWS:554:    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    -  Turks & Caicos' switch from US eastern time to UTC-4 year-round +  Turks & Caicos' switch from US eastern time to UT -04 year-round    did not occur on 2014-11-02 at 02:00. It's currently scheduled    for 2015-11-01 at 02:00. (Thanks to Chris Walton.)       Changes affecting past time stamps       Many pre-1989 time stamps have been corrected for Asia/Seoul and    Asia/Pyongyang, based on sources for the Korean-language Wikipedia    entry for time in Korea. (Thanks to Sanghyuk Jung.) Also, no    longer guess that Pyongyang mimicked Seoul time after World War II,    as this is politically implausible.
pike.git/lib/modules/Calendar.pmod/tzdata/NEWS:590:      Release 2014i - 2014-10-21 22:04:57 -0700       Changes affecting future time stamps       Pacific/Fiji will observe DST from 2014-11-02 02:00 to 2015-01-18 03:00.    (Thanks to Ken Rylander for the heads-up.) Guess that future    years will use a similar pattern.       A new Zone Pacific/Bougainville, for the part of Papua New Guinea -  that plans to switch from UTC+10 to UTC+11 on 2014-12-28 at 02:00. +  that plans to switch from UT +10 to +11 on 2014-12-28 at 02:00.    (Thanks to Kiley Walbom for the heads-up.)       Changes affecting time zone abbreviations       Since Belarus is not changing its clocks even though Moscow is,    the time zone abbreviation in Europe/Minsk is changing from FET    to its more-traditional value MSK on 2014-10-26 at 01:00.    (Thanks to Alexander Bokovoy for the heads-up about Belarus.)    -  The new abbreviation IDT stands for the pre-1976 use of UT+8 in -  Indochina, to distinguish it better from ICT (UT+7). +  The new abbreviation IDT stands for the pre-1976 use of UT +08 in +  Indochina, to distinguish it better from ICT (+07).       Changes affecting past time stamps       Many time stamps have been corrected for Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh before 1976    (thanks to Trần Ngọc Quân for an indirect pointer to Trần Tiến Bình's    authoritative book). Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh has been added to    zone1970.tab, to give tzselect users in Vietnam two choices,    since north and south Vietnam disagreed after our 1970 cutoff.       Asia/Phnom_Penh and Asia/Vientiane have been turned into links, as
pike.git/lib/modules/Calendar.pmod/tzdata/NEWS:679:    The tz library's localtime and mktime functions now set tzname to a value    appropriate for the requested time stamp, and zdump now uses this    on platforms not defining TM_ZONE, fixing a 2014g regression.    (Thanks to Tim Parenti for reporting the problem.)       The tz library no longer sets tzname if localtime or mktime fails.       zdump -c no longer mishandles transitions near year boundaries.    (Thanks to Tim Parenti for reporting the problem.)    -  An access to uninitalized data has been fixed. +  An access to uninitialized data has been fixed.    (Thanks to Jörg Richter for reporting the problem.)       When THREAD_SAFE is defined, the code ports to the C11 memory model.    A memory leak has been fixed if ALL_STATE and THREAD_SAFE are defined    and two threads race to initialize data used by gmtime-like functions.    (Thanks to Andy Heninger for reporting the problems.)       Changes affecting build procedure       'make check' now checks better for properly-sorted data.
pike.git/lib/modules/Calendar.pmod/tzdata/NEWS:712:    (Thanks to Alan Barrett for the suggestion.)       Fractional-second GMT offsets have been documented for civil time    in 19th-century Chennai, Jakarta, and New York.         Release 2014g - 2014-08-28 12:31:23 -0700       Changes affecting future time stamps    -  Turks & Caicos is switching from US eastern time to UTC-4 year-round, -  modeled as a switch from EST/EDT to AST on 2014-11-02 at 02:00. +  Turks & Caicos is switching from US eastern time to UT -04 +  year-round, modeled as a switch on 2014-11-02 at 02:00.    [As noted in 2014j, this switch was later delayed.]       Changes affecting past time stamps       Time in Russia or the USSR before 1926 or so has been corrected by    a few seconds in the following zones: Asia/Irkutsk,    Asia/Krasnoyarsk, Asia/Omsk, Asia/Samarkand, Asia/Tbilisi,    Asia/Vladivostok, Asia/Yakutsk, Europe/Riga, Europe/Samara. For    Asia/Yekaterinburg the correction is a few minutes. (Thanks to    Vladimir Karpinsky.)
pike.git/lib/modules/Calendar.pmod/tzdata/NEWS:896:    Changes affecting time zone abbreviations       Australian eastern time zone abbreviations are now AEST/AEDT not EST,    and similarly for the other Australian zones. That is, for eastern    standard and daylight saving time the abbreviations are AEST and AEDT    instead of the former EST for both; similarly, ACST/ACDT, ACWST/ACWDT,    and AWST/AWDT are now used instead of the former CST, CWST, and WST.    This change does not affect UTC offsets, only time zone abbreviations.    (Thanks to Rich Tibbett and many others.)    -  Asia/Novokuznetsk shifts from NOVT to KRAT (remaining on UTC+7) +  Asia/Novokuznetsk shifts from NOVT to KRAT (remaining on UT +07)    effective 2014-10-26 at 02:00 local time.       The time zone abbreviation for Xinjiang Time (observed in Ürümqi)    has been changed from URUT to XJT. (Thanks to Luther Ma.)       Prefer MSK/MSD for Moscow time in Russia, even in other cities.    Similarly, prefer EET/EEST for eastern European time in Russia.       Change time zone abbreviations in (western) Samoa to use "ST" and    "DT" suffixes, as this is more likely to match common practice.
pike.git/lib/modules/Calendar.pmod/tzdata/NEWS:925:    These abbreviations are now used for time in Korea, Taiwan,    and Sakhalin while controlled by Japan.       Changes affecting past time stamps       China's five zones have been simplified to two, since the post-1970    differences in the other three seem to have been imaginary. The    zones Asia/Harbin, Asia/Chongqing, and Asia/Kashgar have been    removed; backwards-compatibility links still work, albeit with    different behaviors for time stamps before May 1980. Asia/Urumqi's -  1980 transition to UTC+8 has been removed, so that it is now at -  UTC+6 and not UTC+8. (Thanks to Luther Ma and to Alois Treindl; +  1980 transition to UT +08 has been removed, so that it is now at +  +06 and not +08. (Thanks to Luther Ma and to Alois Treindl;    Treindl sent helpful translations of two papers by Guo Qingsheng.)       Some zones have been turned into links, when they differed from existing    zones only for older UTC offsets where data entries were likely invented.    These changes affect UTC offsets in pre-1970 time stamps only. This is    similar to the change in release 2013e, except this time for western    Africa. The affected zones are: Africa/Bamako, Africa/Banjul,    Africa/Conakry, Africa/Dakar, Africa/Freetown, Africa/Lome,    Africa/Nouakchott, Africa/Ouagadougou, Africa/Sao_Tome, and    Atlantic/St_Helena. This also affects the backwards-compatibility
pike.git/lib/modules/Calendar.pmod/tzdata/NEWS:956:    then to CST on 1945-09-21 at 01:00, and did not observe DST in 1945.    In 1946 it observed DST from 05-15 through 09-30; in 1947    from 04-15 through 10-31; and in 1979 from 07-01 through 09-30.    (Thanks to Yu-Cheng Chuang.)       Asia/Riyadh's transition to standard time is now 1947-03-14, not 1950.       Europe/Helsinki's 1942 fall-back transition was 10-04 at 01:00, not    10-03 at 00:00. (Thanks to Konstantin Hyppönen.)    -  Pacific/Pago_Pago has been changed from UTC-11:30 to UTC-11 for the period -  from 1911 to 1950. +  Pacific/Pago_Pago has been changed from UT -11:30 to -11 for the +  period from 1911 to 1950.       Pacific/Chatham has been changed to New Zealand standard time plus    45 minutes for the period before 1957, reflecting a 1956 remark in    the New Zealand parliament.       Europe/Budapest has several pre-1946 corrections: in 1918 the transition    out of DST was on 09-16, not 09-29; in 1919 it was on 11-24, not 09-15; in    1945 it was on 11-01, not 11-03; in 1941 the transition to DST was 04-08    not 04-06 at 02:00; and there was no DST in 1920.   
pike.git/lib/modules/Calendar.pmod/tzdata/NEWS:1284:    Their presence in the distribution caused confusion, as Riyadh    civil time was generally not solar time in those years.       tz-link.htm now mentions Noda Time. (Thanks to Matt Johnson.)         Release 2013h - 2013-10-25 15:32:32 -0700       Changes affecting current and future time stamps:    -  Libya has switched its time zone back to UTC+2 without DST, -  instead of UTC+1 with DST. (Thanks to Even Scharning.) +  Libya has switched its UT offset back to +02 without DST, instead +  of +01 with DST. (Thanks to Even Scharning.)       Western Sahara (Africa/El_Aaiun) uses Morocco's DST rules.    (Thanks to Gwillim Law.)       Changes affecting future time stamps:    -  Acre and (we guess) western Amazonas will switch from UTC-4 to UTC-5 +  Acre and (we guess) western Amazonas will switch from UT -04 to -05    on 2013-11-10. This affects America/Rio_Branco and America/Eirunepe.    (Thanks to Steffen Thorsen.)       Add entries for DST transitions in Morocco in the year 2038.    This avoids some year-2038 glitches introduced in 2013g.    (Thanks to Yoshito Umaoka for reporting the problem.)       Changes affecting API       The 'tzselect' command no longer requires the 'select' command,
pike.git/lib/modules/Calendar.pmod/tzdata/NEWS:1379:    the end of NEWS.         Release 2013f - 2013-09-24 23:37:36 -0700       Changes affecting near-future time stamps       Tocantins will very likely not observe DST starting this spring.    (Thanks to Steffen Thorsen.)    -  Jordan will likely stay at UTC+3 indefinitely, and will not fall +  Jordan will likely stay at UT +03 indefinitely, and will not fall    back this fall.       Palestine will fall back at 00:00, not 01:00. (Thanks to Steffen Thorsen.)       Changes affecting API       The types of the global variables 'timezone' and 'altzone' (if present)    have been changed back to 'long'. This is required for 'timezone'    by POSIX, and for 'altzone' by common practice, e.g., Solaris 11.    These variables were originally 'long' in the tz code, but were
pike.git/lib/modules/Calendar.pmod/tzdata/NEWS:1436:    Monday in October.       Changes affecting current and future time zone abbreviations       Use WIB/WITA/WIT rather than WIT/CIT/EIT for alphabetic Indonesian    time zone abbreviations since 1932. (Thanks to George Ziegler,    Priyadi Iman Nurcahyo, Zakaria, Jason Grimes, Martin Pitt, and    Benny Lin.) This affects Asia/Dili, Asia/Jakarta, Asia/Jayapura,    Asia/Makassar, and Asia/Pontianak.    -  Use ART (UTC-3, standard time), rather than WARST (also UTC-3, but +  Use ART (UT -03, standard time), rather than WARST (also -03, but    daylight saving time) for San Luis, Argentina since 2009.       Changes affecting Godthåb time stamps after 2037 if version mismatch       Allow POSIX-like TZ strings where the transition time's hour can    range from -167 through 167, instead of the POSIX-required 0    through 24. E.g., TZ='FJT-12FJST,M10.3.1/146,M1.3.4/75' for the    new Fiji rules. This is a more-compact way to represent    far-future time stamps for America/Godthab, America/Santiago,    Antarctica/Palmer, Asia/Gaza, Asia/Hebron, Asia/Jerusalem,
pike.git/lib/modules/Calendar.pmod/tzdata/NEWS:1893:         Release 2012f - 2012-09-12 23:17:03 -0700       * australasia (Pacific/Fiji): Fiji DST is October 21 through January    20 this year. (Thanks to Steffen Thorsen.)         Release 2012e - 2012-08-02 20:44:55 -0700    -  * australasia (Pacific/Fakaofo): Tokelau is UTC+13, not UTC+14. +  * australasia (Pacific/Fakaofo): Tokelau is UT +13, not +14.    (Thanks to Steffen Thorsen.)       * Use a single version number for both code and data.       * .gitignore: New file.       * Remove trailing white space.         Release code2012c-data2012d - 2012-07-19 16:35:33 -0700
pike.git/lib/modules/Calendar.pmod/tzdata/NEWS:3512:    leap second information from its output files.         -----   Notes      This file contains copies of the part of each release announcement   that talks about the changes in that release. The text has been   adapted and reformatted for the purposes of this file.    - Typically a release R consists of a pair of tarball files, + Traditionally a release R consists of a pair of tarball files,   tzcodeR.tar.gz and tzdataR.tar.gz. However, some releases (e.g.,   code2010a, data2012c) consist of just one or the other tarball, and a   few (e.g., code2012c-data2012d) have tarballs with mixed version - numbers. + numbers. Recent releases also come in an experimental format + consisting of a single tarball tzdb-R.tar.lz with extra data.      Release time stamps are taken from the release's commit (for newer, - git releases), from the newest file in the tarball (for older + Git-based releases), from the newest file in the tarball (for older   releases, where this info is available) or from the email announcing   the release (if all else fails; these are marked with a time zone of   -0000 and an "is missing!" comment).      Earlier versions of the code and data were not announced on the tz   list and are not summarized here.      This file is in the public domain.      Local Variables:   coding: utf-8   End: