Fedora - time to blink

Aaron Konstam akonstam at sbcglobal.net
Wed Nov 23 14:41:08 UTC 2011

On Wed, 2011-11-23 at 12:37 +0100, Jakub Jelinek wrote:
> 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.
> 	Jakub

Now there is news! Hebron is bigger than Ramallah? Not really.
Sorry that is really OT. The other information included above was
interesting and informative.
Aaron Konstam telephone: (210) 656-0355 e-mail: akonstam at sbcglobal.net

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