Fedora - time to blink

Jakub Jelinek jakub at redhat.com
Wed Nov 23 15:16:46 UTC 2011

On Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 03:08:54PM +0000, JB wrote:
> > 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.
> Well, but are you not getting a bit too sophisticated in that neck of
> the woods ?
> There are towns in the US that do not observe daylight saving times - should
> they get their own time zones too ?

Please read the Theory file, of course the regions in the US that do not
observe DST or haven't in some time range since 1970 have also separate time
zone names named after biggest cities in those regions.
See e.g. America/North_Dakota/New_Salem, America/Phoenix, America/Boise,
America/Indiana/Indianapolis, America/Indiana/Marengo,
America/Indiana/Vincennes, America/Indiana/Tell_City,
America/Indiana/Petersburg and several others.


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