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Re: Timezone matching script (win32)

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>,PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Timezone matching script (win32)
Date: 2010-04-13 19:00:25
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Tom Lane wrote:
> Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com> writes:
> > Magnus Hagander wrote:
> >> This script should probably live in CVS, and be run when Microsoft
> >> releases new timezone data. Where should I put it - src/timezone or
> >> somewhere in src/tools? (it does read pgtz.c in the current directory,
> >> but it doesn't actually edit the file - just outputs on stdout a list
> >> of changes to be made to the file manually)
> > I think it should live in src/tools and be mentioned in
> > src/tools/RELEASE_CHANGES
> +1 for src/tools/, but the documentation note should probably be in
> src/timezone/README.  This task isn't especially coupled to release
> times (at least not *our* release times).  And it's definitely not
> likely to happen at the times anyone would be consulting
> RELEASE_CHANGES, because none of the release leadup work gets done
> on Windows machines.

True, but if there's a URL that could be checked for
timezone updates, perhaps we don't need a Windows machine.  In any case,
perhaps whoever does the release work can *ask* someone else to provide
the Windows TZ patch.

Alvaro Herrera                      
PostgreSQL Replication, Consulting, Custom Development, 24x7 support

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