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Time zone database and code

Palestine delays DST by a day this spring

* asia (Palestine), NEWS: Palestine will start DST on March 28,
not March 27.  Also, correct the fall 2014 transition from
September 26 to October 24.  Adjust future predictions
accordingly.  (Thanks to Steffen Thorsen.)
latest commit aa9427b9c4
Paul Eggert authored
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.gitignore * .gitignore: Ignore *.a files.
CONTRIBUTING * CONTRIBUTING: Prefer an https URL, as that's friendlier
Makefile Leap seconds administrivia
NEWS Palestine delays DST by a day this spring
README Reword so that it does not matter whether the word "data" is plural.
Theory * NEWS, Theory: Update info about Mars time, citing Chmielewski.
africa Fix dates for yesterday's changes.
antarctica Chile has stopped changing its clocks
asctime.c Fix EOVERFLOW-related problems noted by Chistos Zoulas.
asia Palestine delays DST by a day this spring
australasia Move four out-of-scope zones to 'backzone'
backward Fix link-to-link for Asmera.
backzone Move four out-of-scope zones to 'backzone'
checklinks.awk Check for links to links.
checktab.awk Move four out-of-scope zones to 'backzone'
date.1 Fix glitches with '-' and italics in man pages.
date.c Port 'bool' usage to clang 3.4.
difftime.c Remove attempt to support floating-point time_t.
etcetera Simplify use of URLs in text files.
europe * europe (Iceland): Typo fix in commentary.
factory Simplify use of URLs in text files.
ialloc.c Avoid (void) before calls.
iso3166.tab New file time.tab, superseding zone.tab
leap-seconds.list Leap seconds administrivia
leapseconds.awk * leapseconds.awk, NEWS: Also output expiration date comment.
localtime.c tzalloc should scrub abbreviations, compatibly with tzset.
newctime.3 Add documentation for the core NetBSD-inspired functions.
newstrftime.3 Document thread-safe functions in man pages.
newtzset.3 Fiji observes DST from 2014-11-02 02:00 to 2015-01-18 03:00.
northamerica * northamerica (America/Cayman): Put Link after Zone.
pacificnew Switch back to ASCII for symbols.
private.h Fix localtime.c undefined behaviors and set errno.
scheck.c Port to NetBSD, where, e.g., 'time_t' is wider than 'long'.
southamerica Cite Chilean decree for recent time zone change
strftime.c Add strftime_l to the library. Only the C locale is supported.
systemv Simplify use of URLs in text files.
time2posix.3 Document thread-safe functions in man pages.
tz-art.htm * tz-art.htm: Correct the description of "The Mysterious Cube".
tz-link.htm Minor tz-link updates
tzfile.5 Reword so that it does not matter whether the word "data" is plural.
tzfile.h Use bool for boolean.
tzselect.8 Rename time.tab to zone1970.tab.
tzselect.ksh tzselect: Display Posix TZ format when used
workman.sh Simplify use of URLs in text files.
yearistype.sh Distinguish hyphen from minus from dashes.
zdump.8 * zdump.8: Be more specific about when a year starts.
zdump.c * zdump.c (adjusted_yday): Define only if TM_GMTOFF is not defined.
zic.8 * NEWS, Theory, zdump.8, zic.8: Document that the proleptic Gregorian
zic.c Port 'bool' usage to Sun C 5.12.
zone.tab Revert America/FCP_QRoo change
zone1970.tab Revert America/FCP_QRoo change
zoneinfo2tdf.pl Rename fields of Link lines for clarity.

README

README for the tz distribution

"What time is it?" -- Richard Deacon as The King
"Any time you want it to be." -- Frank Baxter as The Scientist
					(from the Bell System film "About Time")

The Time Zone Database (often called tz or zoneinfo) contains code and
data that represent the history of local time for many representative
locations around the globe.  It is updated periodically to reflect
changes made by political bodies to time zone boundaries, UTC offsets,
and daylight-saving rules.

Unless otherwise specified, all files in the tz code and data are in
the public domain, so clarified as of 2009-05-17 by Arthur David Olson.
The few exceptions are code derived from BSD, which uses the BSD license.

Here is a recipe for acquiring, building, installing, and testing the
tz distribution on a GNU/Linux or similar host.

	mkdir tz
	cd tz
	wget --retr-symlinks 'ftp://ftp.iana.org/tz/tz*-latest.tar.gz'
	gzip -dc tzcode-latest.tar.gz | tar -xf -
	gzip -dc tzdata-latest.tar.gz | tar -xf -

Be sure to read the comments in "Makefile" and make any changes needed
to make things right for your system, especially if you are using some
platform other than GNU/Linux.  Then run the following commands,
substituting your desired installation directory for "$HOME/tzdir":

	make TOPDIR=$HOME/tzdir install
	$HOME/tzdir/etc/zdump -v America/Los_Angeles

Historical local time information has been included here to:

*	provide a compendium of data about the history of civil time
	that is useful even if not 100% accurate;

*	give an idea of the variety of local time rules that have
	existed in the past and thus an idea of the variety that may be
	expected in the future;

*	provide a test of the generality of the local time rule description
	system.

The information in the time zone data files is by no means authoritative;
fixes and enhancements are welcome.  Please see the file CONTRIBUTING
for details.

Thanks to these Time Zone Caballeros who've made major contributions to the
time conversion package: Keith Bostic; Bob Devine; Paul Eggert; Robert Elz;
Guy Harris; Mark Horton; John Mackin; and Bradley White.  Thanks also to
Michael Bloom, Art Neilson, Stephen Prince, John Sovereign, and Frank Wales
for testing work, and to Gwillim Law for checking local mean time data.
Thanks in particular to Arthur David Olson, the project's founder and first
maintainer, to whom the time zone community owes the greatest debt of all.
None of them are responsible for remaining errors.

Look in <ftp://ftp.iana.org/tz/releases/> for updated versions of these files.

Please send comments or information to tz@iana.org.
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