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Re: Removing locale timezone information

On Thu, Aug 06, 2015 at 08:01:17PM +0200, wrote:
> > Well, we always need to update glibc with the current stuff, that is normal
> > glibc maintenance. 
> > 
> > We always need to change locales if the backgrund data changes. 
> > For instance if Greece gets a new currency, we need to change that in our
> > locales. I thing tz data changes are not very frequent, but I may be wrong.
> > It has not changed for most of the European countries for many years.
> U.S. Timezones has changed in the last ten years due to a few different things. One is an addition of a leap second. Another was to daylight savings time (summer time) start/end date. And then there was Indiana Timezone changes due to deciding to have daylight savings time. 

I think the level of changes in Europe are the same, only a few in a decade.
This can easily be managed by current glibc mantenence schedule, and  distributin
maintenance schedule. Actually if Olson tz data is maintained in a distribution,
it would follow a similar schedule.

Anyway, are Olson tzdata used in GNU interfaces?

Best regards

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