Daylight Saving Time Changes: Nothing new for NetBSD
Jan Schauman has posted
on the recent daylight saving time excitement:
Daylight Saving Time (DST) was extended in a number of countries starting
in 2007. For example, beginning in 2007, most of the USA will begin
Daylight Saving Time at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday in March and revert
to standard time on the first Sunday in November. While this has caused a
number of software vendors a lot of headache, NetBSD has shipped with the
appropriate timezone files for years; even though changes to timezones
in general and DST rules in particular happen a few times a year
throughout the world, the NetBSD operating system has of course always
provided accurate and up to date zone files as soon as possible.
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 was signed into USA law on August 8, 2005.
The updated tzdata package (tzdata2005m) was imported into our source tree
on August 29, 2005, and was pulled up into the netbsd-2 (September 5,
2005), netbsd-2-0 and netbsd-3 (both September 6, 2005) branches and is
thus present in NetBSD 2.0.3, 2.1, 3.0, 3.0.1, 3.1 and the 4.x branches.
In other words, if you're running one of these systems, no action on your
part is required; your system is already prepared for the updated
timezones and will continue to show the correct local time. ''
You can read the full text either
in his mail, or in the
news item on the NetBSD website.
[Tags: dst, time]