Fedora - time to blink
akonstam at sbcglobal.net
Wed Nov 23 15:21:35 UTC 2011
On Wed, 2011-11-23 at 15:54 +0100, Jakub Jelinek 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.
> > > 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.
Well you are right. As someone who has spent a lot of time in the area I
was surprised. But you live and learn. Thanks for straightening me out.
If something has not yet gone wrong then it would ultimately have been
beneficial for it to go wrong.
Aaron Konstam telephone: (210) 656-0355 e-mail: akonstam at sbcglobal.net
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