Fedora - time to blink

Jakub Jelinek jakub at redhat.com
Wed Nov 23 14:54:38 UTC 2011

On Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 08:41:08AM -0600, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> > 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.
> Now there is news! Hebron is bigger than Ramallah? Not really.

Of course it is.  Read e.g.
Hebron has population over 160000, Ramallah not even 30000.


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