Deborah Goldsmith | 1 Aug 22:16 2007
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Re: More daylight savings in Australia

Is there an estimate yet for when a set containing these changes  
might be be released?

Thanks,
Deborah

On Jul 23, 2007, at 4:46 PM, Paul Eggert wrote:

>> From: Johnson, Susan [mailto:Susan.Johnson <at> kronos.com]
>> Sent: Monday, July 23, 2007 8:39
>>
>> My Australian office tells me that it now looks like South Australia,
>> NSW, ACT, Victoria, and Tasmania DST changes will occur the first  
>> Sunday
>> in April 2008 - instead of the first Sunday in October 2007.  All
>> changes are permanent except for South Australia, which will  
>> undergo a
>> 'trial' change.
>
> Yes, that matches my understanding as well.  Here are some changes
> that I plan to put into my next proposed set.  These aren't "official"
> yet (as if anything in tz were "official" :-) but should give you a
> heads-up.
>
> --- australasia	2007/05/07 14:46:15	2007.6
> +++ australasia	2007/07/23 23:23:07
>  <at>  <at>  -79,7 +79,7  <at>  <at>  Zone Australia/Lindeman  9:55:56 -	LMT	1
>  # Rule	NAME	FROM	TO	TYPE	IN	ON	AT	SAVE	LETTER/S
>  Rule	AS	1971	1985	-	Oct	lastSun	2:00s	1:00	-
>  Rule	AS	1986	only	-	Oct	19	2:00s	1:00	-
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Eric Ulevik | 2 Aug 02:59 2007
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Re: FW: More daylight savings in Australia

On 7/24/07, Paul Eggert <eggert <at> cs.ucla.edu> wrote:
> Yes, that matches my understanding as well.  Here are some changes
> that I plan to put into my next proposed set.  These aren't "official"
> yet (as if anything in tz were "official" :-)

Regarding changes to Australia daylight savings, the NSW legislation
will come before parliament in September 2007, and hopefully be passed
without changes.

http://www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/lawlink/Corporate/ll_agdinfo.nsf/pages/community_relations_daylight_saving

Regards,

Eric Ulevik

Dirk Losch | 14 Aug 11:38 2007
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daylight saving in Egypt

Hello,

I received a mail from an airline which says that the daylight saving time in
Egypt will end in the night of 2007-09-06 to 2007-09-07.

Can anyone confirm this?

In the database are the following entries:

....
Rule	Egypt	1995	max	-	Apr	lastFri	 0:00s	1:00	S
Rule	Egypt	1995	2005	-	Sep	lastThu	23:00s	0	-
# From Steffen Thorsen (2006-09-19):
# The Egyptian Gazette, issue 41,090 (2006-09-18), page 1, reports:
# Egypt will turn back clocks by one hour at the midnight of Thursday
# after observing the daylight saving time since May.
# http://news.gom.com.eg/gazette/pdf/2006/09/18/01.pdf
Rule	Egypt	2006	only	-	Sep	21	23:00s	0	-
Rule	Egypt	2007	max	-	Sep	lastThu	23:00s	0	-
...

Best regards

 - dirk -

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FW: daylight saving in Egypt

I'm forwarding this message from Dirk Losch, who is on the time zone
mailing list on an address other than the one from which this message
was sent. Direct replies appropriately.

				--ado

-----Original Message-----
From: Dirk Losch [mailto:dirk.losch <at> gmx.de] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2007 5:38
To: tz <at> lecserver.nci.nih.gov
Subject: daylight saving in Egypt

Hello,

I received a mail from an airline which says that the daylight saving
time in
Egypt will end in the night of 2007-09-06 to 2007-09-07.

Can anyone confirm this?

In the database are the following entries:

....
Rule	Egypt	1995	max	-	Apr	lastFri	 0:00s	1:00
S
Rule	Egypt	1995	2005	-	Sep	lastThu	23:00s	0
-
# From Steffen Thorsen (2006-09-19):
# The Egyptian Gazette, issue 41,090 (2006-09-18), page 1, reports:
# Egypt will turn back clocks by one hour at the midnight of Thursday
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Jesper Norgaard Welen | 15 Aug 07:13 2007
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RE: daylight saving in Egypt

I don't have much update on the supposed early Egypt DST ending, but I found
the following two web pages that agree with Dirk Losch and the airline he
refers to (or rather doesn't refer to).

One is http://www.nentjes.info/Bill/bill5.htm which I had not seen before.

The other is Steffen Thorsen's page
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=53
perhaps Steffen can enlighten us on his sources for this information?

Regards,
- Jesper

-----Original Message-----
From: Dirk Losch [mailto:dirk.losch <at> gmx.de] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2007 5:38
To: tz <at> lecserver.nci.nih.gov
Subject: daylight saving in Egypt

Hello,

I received a mail from an airline which says that the daylight saving
time in
Egypt will end in the night of 2007-09-06 to 2007-09-07.

Can anyone confirm this?

... etc.

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Paul Eggert | 18 Aug 00:56 2007

Proposed tz changes for Egypt, Indiana, Australia, and Antarctica

Dirk Losch's heads-up about Egypt suggests it's time to push out a new
version, since the tz data will become incorrect for Egypt on
September 7 and lots of people are on vacation now.  Here's a proposed
patch containing all the patches I've accumulated recently.  Sorry, I
don't recollect some of the contributors and gmane seems to be down so
I can't access this data easily; my apologies if I've omitted your name.

* Egypt switches the September 7, not September 28.  Thanks to Dirk
  Losch for this.

* Daviess, Dubous, Knox, Martin, and Pike Counties, Indiana, switch
  from central to eastern time in November.  This results in a zone
  split, and a new entry America/Tell_City is created for Perry County,
  which does not switch zones in November.

* South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, and New South Wales are changing
  their DST rules effective next year.  DST will end the first Sunday in
  April at 03:00 and start the first Sunday in October at 03:00.  Lord Howe
  Island has a similar change.

* Several Antarctic station's rules weren't properly updated to account
  for this year's change to the New Zealand daylight saving rules.

* In zone.tab (sorry, I don't recall who sent in these changes):
** Dumont-d'Urville is a station, not a base.
** Correct the coordinates for Aruba, Cambridge Bay, London, Johnston.
** Give alternate spellings for Zaporozhye.

* Add spelling notes for Kiev, Uzhgorod, Zaporozhye.
  (Sorry, I forgot who wrote this.)
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Paul Eggert | 18 Aug 01:10 2007

daylight-saving news from Australia, Missouri, Japan

Some daylight-saving news from all over:

Some National Party members in Western Australia are planning a
campaign of civil disobedience against daylight saving time.
Premier Alan Carpenter has ridiculed the idea.
<http://www.smh.com.au/news/National/Protesters-may-ignore-WA-daylight-saving/2007/08/07/1186252689239.html>

The residents of one Amish community near Columbia, Missouri do not
observe daylight saving time.
<http://www.columbiamissourian.com/stories/2007/08/16/heat-fact-life-amish/>

Nippon Keidanren and major banks in Japan have begun an informal
daylight saving time by scheduling the work day one hour earlier than
usual for one month.
<http://mdn.mainichi-msn.co.jp/national/news/20070801p2a00m0na004000c.html>

Robert Elz | 18 Aug 05:07 2007
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Re: Proposed tz changes for Egypt, Indiana, Australia, and Antarctica

    Date:        Fri, 17 Aug 2007 15:56:11 -0700
    From:        Paul Eggert <eggert <at> CS.UCLA.EDU>
    Message-ID:  <87tzqx6a9g.fsf <at> penguin.cs.ucla.edu>

  | * South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, and New South Wales are changing
  |   their DST rules effective next year.  DST will end the first Sunday in
  |   April at 03:00 and start the first Sunday in October at 03:00.  Lord Howe
  |   Island has a similar change.

What you have in the zone files looks correct, but the start time remains 02:00
(local standard time, and wallclock time - it becomes 03:00), just the end time
is 03:00 (wallclock - 02:00 standard time).

Also, if NSW are changing (and they apparently are) then you can be 99.99999%
certain that ACT will be changing along with them (in theory it could be
different, it needs different legislation, but it has never been different
than NSW, and so there's no separate zone for it - just a link to Sydney).

kre

Sascha Wildner | 18 Aug 12:35 2007
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Re: Proposed tz changes for Egypt, Indiana, Australia, and Antarctica

Paul Eggert wrote:
> Dirk Losch's heads-up about Egypt suggests it's time to push out a new
> version, since the tz data will become incorrect for Egypt on
> September 7 and lots of people are on vacation now.  Here's a proposed
> patch containing all the patches I've accumulated recently.  Sorry, I
> don't recollect some of the contributors and gmane seems to be down so
> I can't access this data easily; my apologies if I've omitted your name.

I think 'leapseconds' should be synced with Bulletin C 34:

http://hpiers.obspm.fr/iers/bul/bulc/bulletinc.dat

FreeBSD already did so:

http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/cvsweb.cgi/src/share/zoneinfo/leapseconds?rev=1.18;content-type=text%2Fplain

Regards,
Sascha

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Kevin | 19 Aug 23:55 2007
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C#/VB.NET PublicDomain Olson Time Zone Database Implementation

Hi,

I created a fully Public Domain .NET library which implements the
Olson time zone database for .NET applications. The package is called
PublicDomain and the source, binaries, and documentation are available
at http://www.codeplex.com/PublicDomain. Olson time zone database
support is just one part of a larger package of various pieces of
public domain code. The package was written from scratch in C# and
includes an objectified form of the olson time zone database (because
we all know how fun it is to analyze the raw, obfuscated data). I also
created a variety of unit and regression tests.

The implementation used to be quite experimental, but now it has gone
through a bit of usage and appears to be getting quite solid. I also
wrote an article on codeproject discussing a simple use case of using
the package (http://www.codeproject.com/useritems/Using_time_zones_in_NET.asp).

I would appreciate it if you included a description of this package
for those that use .NET, including C#, VB.NET, etc. on the Olson Time
zone database home page (http://www.twinsun.com/tz/tz-link.htm) --
using some form of less verbose description than mine above :-).

Thanks!
Kevin


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