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pike.git/lib/modules/Calendar.pmod/tzdata/NEWS:1:   News for the tz database    + Release 2018c - 2018-01-22 23:00:44 -0800 +  +  Briefly: +  Revert Irish changes that relied on negative DST offsets. +  +  Changes to tm_isdst +  +  Revert the 2018a change to Europe/Dublin. As before, this change +  does not affect UT offsets or abbreviations; it affects only +  whether timestamps are considered to be standard time or +  daylight-saving time, as expressed in the tm_isdst flag of C's +  struct tm type. This reversion is intended to be a temporary +  workaround for problems discovered with downstream uses of +  releases 2018a and 2018b, which implemented Irish time by using +  negative DST offsets in the Eire rules of the 'europe' file. +  Although negative DST offsets have been part of tzcode for many +  years and are supported by many platforms, they were not +  documented before 2018a and ICU and OpenJDK do not currently +  support them. A mechanism to export data to platforms lacking +  support for negative DST is planned to be developed before the +  change is reapplied. (Problems reported by Deborah Goldsmith and +  Stephen Colebourne.) +  +  Changes to past time stamps +  +  Japanese DST transitions (1948-1951) were Sundays at 00:00, not +  Saturdays or Sundays at 02:00. (Thanks to Takayuki Nikai.) +  +  Changes to build procedure +  +  The build procedure now works around mawk 1.3.3's lack of support +  for character class expressions. (Problem reported by Ohyama.) +  +  + Release 2018b - 2018-01-17 23:24:48 -0800 +  +  Briefly: +  Fix a packaging problem in tz2018a, which was missing 'pacificnew'. +  +  Changes to build procedure +  +  The distribution now contains the file 'pacificnew' again. +  This file was inadvertantly omitted in the 2018a distribution. +  (Problem reported by Matias Fonzo.) +  +  + Release 2018a - 2018-01-12 22:29:21 -0800 +  +  Briefly: +  São Tomé and Príncipe switched from +00 to +01. +  Brazil's DST will now start on November's first Sunday. +  Ireland's standard time is now in the summer, not the winter. +  Use Debian-style installation locations, instead of 4.3BSD-style. +  New zic option -t. +  +  Changes to past and future time stamps +  +  São Tomé and Príncipe switched from +00 to +01 on 2018-01-01 at +  01:00. (Thanks to Steffen Thorsen and Michael Deckers.) +  +  Changes to future time stamps +  +  Starting in 2018 southern Brazil will begin DST on November's +  first Sunday instead of October's third Sunday. (Thanks to +  Steffen Thorsen.) +  +  Changes to past time stamps +  +  A discrepancy of 4 s in timestamps before 1931 in South Sudan has +  been corrected. The 'backzone' and 'zone.tab' files did not agree +  with the 'africa' and 'zone1970.tab' files. (Problem reported by +  Michael Deckers.) +  +  The abbreviation invented for Bolivia Summer Time (1931-2) is now +  BST instead of BOST, to be more consistent with the convention +  used for Latvian Summer Time (1918-9) and for British Summer Time. +  +  Changes to tm_isdst +  +  Change Europe/Dublin so that it observes Irish Standard Time (UT +  +01) in summer and GMT (as negative daylight-saving) in winter, +  instead of observing standard time (GMT) in winter and Irish +  Summer Time (UT +01) in summer. This change does not affect UT +  offsets or abbreviations; it affects only whether timestamps are +  considered to be standard time or daylight-saving time, as +  expressed in the tm_isdst flag of C's struct tm type. +  (Discrepancy noted by Derick Rethans.) +  +  Changes to build procedure +  +  The default installation locations have been changed to mostly +  match Debian circa 2017, instead of being designed as an add-on to +  4.3BSD circa 1986. This affects the Makefile macros TOPDIR, +  TZDIR, MANDIR, and LIBDIR. New Makefile macros TZDEFAULT, USRDIR, +  USRSHAREDIR, BINDIR, ZDUMPDIR, and ZICDIR let installers tailor +  locations more precisely. (This responds to suggestions from +  Brian Inglis and from Steve Summit.) +  +  The default installation procedure no longer creates the +  backward-compatibility link US/Pacific-New, which causes +  confusion during user setup (e.g., see Debian bug 815200). +  Use 'make BACKWARD="backward pacificnew"' to create the link +  anyway, for now. Eventually we plan to remove the link entirely. +  +  tzdata.zi now contains a version-number comment. +  (Suggested by Tom Lane.) +  +  The Makefile now quotes values like BACKWARD more carefully when +  passing them to the shell. (Problem reported by Zefram.) +  +  Builders no longer need to specify -DHAVE_SNPRINTF on platforms +  that have snprintf and use pre-C99 compilers. (Problem reported +  by Jon Skeet.) +  +  Changes to code +  +  zic has a new option -t FILE that specifies the location of the +  file that determines local time when TZ is unset. The default for +  this location can be configured via the new TZDEFAULT makefile +  macro, which defaults to /etc/localtime. +  +  Diagnostics and commentary now distinguish UT from UTC more +  carefully; see theory.html for more information about UT vs UTC. +  +  zic has been ported to GCC 8's -Wstringop-truncation option. +  (Problem reported by Martin Sebor.) +  +  Changes to documentation and commentary +  +  The zic man page now documents the longstanding behavior that +  times and years can be out of the usual range, with negative times +  counting backwards from midnight and with year 0 preceding year 1. +  (Problem reported by Michael Deckers.) +  +  The theory.html file now mentions the POSIX limit of six chars +  per abbreviation, and lists alphabetic abbreviations used. +  +  The files tz-art.htm and tz-link.htm have been renamed to +  tz-art.html and tz-link.html, respectively, for consistency with +  other file names and to simplify web server configuration. +  +    Release 2017c - 2017-10-20 14:49:34 -0700       Briefly:    Northern Cyprus switches from +03 to +02/+03 on 2017-10-29.    Fiji ends DST 2018-01-14, not 2018-01-21.    Namibia switches from +01/+02 to +02 on 2018-04-01.    Sudan switches from +03 to +02 on 2017-11-01.    Tonga likely switches from +13/+14 to +13 on 2017-11-05.    Turks & Caicos switches from -04 to -05/-04 on 2018-11-04.    A new file tzdata.zi now holds a small text copy of all data.
pike.git/lib/modules/Calendar.pmod/tzdata/NEWS:888:    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 +  The two characters '%z' in a zone format now stand for the UT +  offset, e.g., '-07' for seven hours behind UT 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
pike.git/lib/modules/Calendar.pmod/tzdata/NEWS:1012:    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, +  Assume no UT 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.       One more zone has been turned into a link, as it differed    from an existing zone only for older time stamps. As usual, -  this change affects UTC offsets in pre-1970 time stamps only. +  this change affects UT offsets in pre-1970 time stamps only.    The zone's old contents have been moved to the 'backzone' file.    The affected zone is America/Montreal.       Changes affecting commentary       Mention the TZUpdater tool.       Mention "The Time Now". (Thanks to Brandon Ramsey.)      
pike.git/lib/modules/Calendar.pmod/tzdata/NEWS:1048:    correct the fall 2014 transition from September 26 to October 24.    Adjust future predictions accordingly. (Thanks to Steffen Thorsen.)       Changes affecting past time stamps       The 1982 zone shift in Pacific/Easter has been corrected, fixing a 2015a    regression. (Thanks to Stuart Bishop for reporting the problem.)       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. +  these changes affect UT offsets in pre-1970 time stamps only.    Their old contents have been moved to the 'backzone' file.    The affected zones are: America/Antigua, America/Cayman,    Pacific/Midway, and Pacific/Saipan.       Changes affecting time zone abbreviations       Correct the 1992-2010 DST abbreviation in Volgograd from "MSK" to "MSD".    (Thanks to Hank W.)       Changes affecting code
pike.git/lib/modules/Calendar.pmod/tzdata/NEWS:1100:    (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. +  these changes affect UT 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.   
pike.git/lib/modules/Calendar.pmod/tzdata/NEWS:1147:    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.       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. +  these changes affect UT offsets in pre-1970 time stamps only.    Their old contents have been moved to the 'backzone' file.    The affected zones are: Africa/Addis_Ababa, Africa/Asmara,    Africa/Dar_es_Salaam, Africa/Djibouti, Africa/Kampala,    Africa/Mogadishu, Indian/Antananarivo, Indian/Comoro, and    Indian/Mayotte.       Changes affecting commentary       The commentary is less enthusiastic about Shanks as a source,    and is more careful to distinguish UT from UTC.
pike.git/lib/modules/Calendar.pmod/tzdata/NEWS:1237:       Changes affecting past timestamps       America/Jamaica's 1974 spring-forward transition was Jan. 6, not Apr. 28.       Shanks says Asia/Novokuznetsk switched from LMT (not "NMT") on 1924-05-01,    not 1920-01-06. The old entry was based on a misinterpretation of Shanks.       Some more zones have been turned into links, when they differed    from existing zones only for older timestamps. As usual, -  these changes affect UTC offsets in pre-1970 timestamps only. +  these changes affect UT offsets in pre-1970 timestamps only.    Their old contents have been moved to the 'backzone' file.    The affected zones are: Africa/Blantyre, Africa/Bujumbura,    Africa/Gaborone, Africa/Harare, Africa/Kigali, Africa/Lubumbashi,    Africa/Lusaka, Africa/Maseru, and Africa/Mbabane.       Changes affecting code       zdump -V and -v now output gmtoff= values on all platforms,    not merely on platforms defining TM_GMTOFF.   
pike.git/lib/modules/Calendar.pmod/tzdata/NEWS:1322:    A new file 'backzone' contains data which may appeal to    connoisseurs of old timestamps, although it is out of scope for    the tz database, is often poorly sourced, and contains some data    that is known to be incorrect. The new file is not recommended    for ordinary use and its entries are not installed by default.    (Thanks to Lester Caine for the high-quality Jersey, Guernsey, and    Isle of Man entries.)       Some more zones have been turned into links, when they differed    from existing zones only for older timestamps. As usual, -  these changes affect UTC offsets in pre-1970 timestamps only. +  these changes affect UT offsets in pre-1970 timestamps only.    Their old contents have been moved to the 'backzone' file.    The affected zones are: Africa/Bangui, Africa/Brazzaville,    Africa/Douala, Africa/Kinshasa, Africa/Libreville, Africa/Luanda,    Africa/Malabo, Africa/Niamey, and Africa/Porto-Novo.       Changes affecting code       Unless NETBSD_INSPIRED is defined to 0, the tz library now    supplies functions for creating and using objects that represent    time zones. The new functions are tzalloc, tzfree, localtime_rz,
pike.git/lib/modules/Calendar.pmod/tzdata/NEWS:1472:    Asia/Srednekolymsk (split from Asia/Magadan, but with only one hour    subtracted). (Thanks to Tim Parenti for much of the above.)       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. +  This change does not affect UT offsets, only time zone abbreviations.    (Thanks to Rich Tibbett and many others.)       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.
pike.git/lib/modules/Calendar.pmod/tzdata/NEWS:1509:    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 timestamps before May 1980. Asia/Urumqi's    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 timestamps only. This is +  zones only for older UT offsets where data entries were likely invented. +  These changes affect UT offsets in pre-1970 timestamps 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    link Africa/Timbuktu. (Thanks to Alan Barrett, Stephen Colebourne,    Tim Parenti, and David Patte for reporting problems in earlier    versions of this change.)       Asia/Shanghai's pre-standard-time UT offset has been changed from