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Re: [PATCH] Remove locale timezone information

On Wed, Aug 05, 2015 at 12:37:08PM +0200, Andreas Schwab wrote:
> writes:
> > Let me explain. We would like to make the installation process easier
> > for users. That is, if we can remove one more question under the installation
> > process of linux, that would be a  goal. If the timezone is fully determined
> > by the choice of locale, then there is no need to ask for the timezone.
> To make this useful the locale would need to use the Olson name, not the
> POSIX name of the timezone.

Olson names are problematic, as they are not culturally acceptable in many
cases, as I explained. This is a big issue a number of places, including 
my country, Denmark, and probably also the USA.

In my country this issue is so big that many people refuse to talk about
other issues. I am myself from the Copenhagen area, so I am frustrated about this
being an obstacle to discuss "real" problems.

Furthermore, Olsen TZ data does not allow for DST changes over years, while the 
locale timezone data do allow this, providing correct time display for
also older data, including in the USA, where the DST change was changed from
end of September to end of October at some point. This also
happened many places in Europe. 

Best regards

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