Fedora - time to blink

Jakub Jelinek jakub at redhat.com
Wed Nov 23 11:37:37 UTC 2011

On Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 11:08:16AM +0000, Ian Malone wrote:
> still has to sit within that. Hebron as a time zone, no idea why
> Fedora has it, nor why the author takes particular exception to it,
> don't care.

That guy clearly should read /usr/share/doc/tzdata-2011n/Theory
which explains why cities are chosen instead of region names and when
new timezones need to be added (as has Asia/Hebron been recently added).
Asia/Jerusalem is different from Asia/Hebron or Asia/Gaza in when DST is or
is not observed, either this year or at least in some years since 1970.
The timezone database uses Hebron instead of Ramallah because Hebron
is bigger, similarly how most of China uses Asia/Shanghai instead
of Asia/Beijing.


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