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Mailing list back in business

As the appearance of the non-forwarded message from Egmont Koblinger
indicates, mail is now getting through to elsie.nci.nih.gov from the outside
world.
Thanks to all for your patience as bureaucracy central did the necessary
work.

				--ado

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FW: zdump of glibc reports invalid timezone name

Egmont Koblinger is not on the time zone mailing list; direct replies
appropriately.

				--ado

-----Original Message-----
From: Egmont Koblinger [mailto:egmont <at> uhulinux.hu] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2005 5:50 PM
To: tz <at> lecserver.nci.nih.gov
Subject: zdump of glibc reports invalid timezone name

Hi,

I've found an interesting issue. If I compile zdump directly from the tzcode
package (any version), it works perfectly. However, if exactly the same
source is built within the full glibc tree, that one reports invalid time
zone abbreviations. I have no idea whether it's a tzcode or a glibc bug.

Please read the full detailed description here:

http://sources.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=1140

and please, if possible, also report your comments to this bugzilla, so that
I hope you and the glibc team can quickly catch and fix the bug together.

Thanks,

Egmont

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Jonathan Lennox | 9 Aug 02:53 2005

Energy bill signed -- U.S. changes Daylight Saving rules

President Bush signed the Energy Policy Act of 2005 today, which among many
other things changes the U.S.'s Daylight Saving rules.  The full text of the
bill is available from thomas.loc.gov (search on bill number "hr6" for the
109th Congress).

For the purposes of this list, the relevant section is as follows:

SEC. 110. DAYLIGHT SAVINGS.

      (a) Amendment- Section 3(a) of the Uniform Time Act of 1966 (15
      U.S.C. 260a(a)) is amended--

            (1) by striking `first Sunday of April' and inserting `second
                Sunday of March'; and

            (2) by striking `last Sunday of October' and inserting `first
                Sunday of November'.

      (b) Effective Date- Subsection (a) shall take effect 1 year after the
      date of enactment of this Act or March 1, 2007, whichever is later.

      (c) Report to Congress- Not later than 9 months after the effective
      date stated in subsection (b), the Secretary shall report to Congress
      on the impact of this section on energy consumption in the United
      States.

      (d) Right to Revert- Congress retains the right to revert the Daylight
      Saving Time back to the 2005 time schedules once the Department study
      is complete.

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Arthur David Olson | 9 Aug 15:32 2005
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Proposed change for new U. S. law

Below find my proposed change to the "northamerica" file to reflect new U. S.
law.

				--ado

------- northamerica -------
*** /tmp/geta1562	Tue Aug  9 09:29:26 2005
--- /tmp/getb1562	Tue Aug  9 09:29:26 2005
***************
*** 1,4 ****
! #  <at> (#)northamerica	7.75
  # also includes Central America and the Caribbean

  # This data is by no means authoritative; if you think you know better,
--- 1,4 ----
! #  <at> (#)northamerica	7.76
  # also includes Central America and the Caribbean

  # This data is by no means authoritative; if you think you know better,
***************
*** 116,130 ****
  Rule	US	1942	only	-	Feb	9	2:00	1:00	W # War
  Rule	US	1945	only	-	Aug	14	23:00u	1:00	P # Peace
  Rule	US	1945	only	-	Sep	30	2:00	0	S
! Rule	US	1967	max	-	Oct	lastSun	2:00	0	S
  Rule	US	1967	1973	-	Apr	lastSun	2:00	1:00	D
  Rule	US	1974	only	-	Jan	6	2:00	1:00	D
  Rule	US	1975	only	-	Feb	23	2:00	1:00	D
  Rule	US	1976	1986	-	Apr	lastSun	2:00	1:00	D
! Rule	US	1987	max	-	Apr	Sun>=1	2:00	1:00	D
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FW: bug introduced in tzcode2005c

Todd C. Miller is not on the time zone mailing list; direct replies
appropriately.

				--ado 

-----Original Message-----
From: Todd C. Miller [mailto:Todd.Miller <at> courtesan.com] 
Sent: Monday, August 08, 2005 11:29 PM
To: tz <at> lecserver.nci.nih.gov
Subject: bug introduced in tzcode2005c

A change in tzcode 2005c causes the following program on OpenBSD to loop
forever.  I've tracked it down to the change included at the end of this
message.

Previously::

$ ./mktime
Timestamp is: -1
Date is: Thu Jan  1 00:59:59 1970

With tzcode 2005c and beyond it loops forever.

#include <sys/types.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <time.h>
#include <stdlib.h>

/*
 * This small programm will consume 100% CPU and loops forever with
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RE: bug introduced in tzcode2005c

The infinite loop is caused by my failure to check for overflow; here's a
proposed fix.

				--ado

------- localtime.c -------
*** /tmp/geta2299	Tue Aug  9 09:56:30 2005
--- /tmp/getb2299	Tue Aug  9 09:56:30 2005
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*** 5,11 ****

  #ifndef lint
  #ifndef NOID
! static char	elsieid[] = " <at> (#)localtime.c	7.95";
  #endif /* !defined NOID */
  #endif /* !defined lint */

--- 5,11 ----

  #ifndef lint
  #ifndef NOID
! static char	elsieid[] = " <at> (#)localtime.c	7.96";
  #endif /* !defined NOID */
  #endif /* !defined lint */

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*** 1616,1624 ****
--- 1616,1628 ----
  		if (dir != 0) {
  			if (t == lo) {
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FW: Request from CLDR committee

Mark Davis is not on the time zone mailing list (at least not at the address
below); direct replies appropriately.

				--ado

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Davis" <mark.davis <at> icu-project.org>
To: "Tz (tz <at> elsie.nci.nih.gov)" <tz <at> lecserver.nci.nih.gov>
Cc: "Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI)" <olsona <at> dc37a.nci.nih.gov>
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2005 07:28
Subject: Request from CLDR committee

The CLDR technical committee has been looking at issues that have come up in
connection with timezones, and have the following requests of the TZ group.

Background.

As discussed previously on this list, the CLDR project supplies
localizations for timezone identifiers, based on the TZ IDs from the TZ
database. The localizations can either be explicit strings, or if
unavailable, use the translated country name (where a country has only a
single timezone) or fall back to the last field of the TZID and the
translated country name. Thus in German:

America/Havana => "Kuba"
Europe/Moscow => "Moskau (Russische Föderation)"
America/Los_Angeles => "Los Angeles (Vereinigte Staaten)"

The process is somewhat more complicated than this description, but this
provides the gist. For other examples, see
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FW: Web page updates

Frank Vance is not on the time zone mailing list (at least not at the
address below); direct replies appropriately.

				--ado 

-----Original Message-----
From: Frank Vance [mailto:frankvance <at> mindspring.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2005 11:45 AM
To: tz <at> lecserver.nci.nih.gov
Subject: Web page updates

tz-art.html:

The link http://www.videoflicks.com/VF2/1035/1035893.ihtml
should be changed to: http://www.videoflicks.com/titles/1035/1035893.htm

tz-links.htm:

The link http://www.astrologyhouse.co.nz/timechanges.htm does not exist
anymore, and I can not find a relocated page at the web site.

The link http://www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/crd.nsf/pages/time2 does not exist
anymore, and I can not find a relocated page at the web site.

The link http://www.nationalatlas.gov/timeznm.html does not exist anymore.
http://nationalatlas.gov/mld/timeznp.html seems to be a suitable
replacement.

John Hawkinson | 13 Aug 04:25 2005
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Re: Proposed change for new U. S. law

[ I had originally sent a version of this on Tuesday morning, but it
failed to go through because apparently lecserver.nci.nih.gov is still
firewalled, and elsie works only because of an MX record. ]

Arthur David Olson <olsona <at> lecserver.nci.nih.gov> wrote on Tue,  9 Aug 2005
at 09:32:21 -0400 in <200508091332.j79DWLBH001619 <at> lecserver.nci.nih.gov>:

> Below find my proposed change to the "northamerica" file to reflect new U. S.
> law.

Thanks.

> 				--ado
> --- 201,227 ----
>   # Public law 106-564 (2000-12-23) introduced the abbreviation
>   # "Chamorro Standard Time" for time in Guam and the Northern Marianas.
>   # See the file "australasia".
> +  
> + # From Arthur David Olson, 2005-08-09
> + # The following was signed into law on 2005-08-08.
> + #
> + # H.R. 6, Energy Policy Act of 2005, SEC. 110. DAYLIGHT SAVINGS.

HR numbers are per-year (e.g. HR.6 of the 109th Congress), and are
really only useful before bills become laws. I expect it will be
assigned a Public Law number sometime this coming week, and that will
appear at "http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:HR00006: <at>  <at>  <at> S".

Can we wait until then and include that number?

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Paul Eggert | 15 Aug 23:16 2005

Kyrgyzstan abolishes daylight saving time; tz mailing list problems?

According to an article dated today in the Kyrgyzstan Development Gateway
<http://eng.gateway.kg/cgi-bin/page.pl?id=1&story_name=doc9979.shtml>
Kyrgyzstan is canceling the daylight saving time system.  The text of
the article is somewhat ambiguous:

  According to the adopted resolution, the practice of daylight saving
  time is cancelled. Time calculation on the territory of the Kyrgyz
  Republic will be carried out in compliance with the international
  time zone system, with 1-hour advance, what corresponds to the time
  calculation order, which is active from March 27, 2005.

but I take this to mean that they will leave their clocks at 6 hours
ahead of UTC, and will not fall back this autumn.

PS.  I just got back from vacation (with one of the first things to do
to propose a new tz patch for all the accumulated data) and discovered
that I am not receiving email from the tz mailing list.  I haven't
gotten anything for several weeks.  I'll try to retrieve old mail from
tzarchive (currently dated August 9 19:20), but has something happened
to the mailing list recently?


Gmane