Bug#501169: tzdata has moved the GMT from -3 to -2.
On Sun, Oct 05, 2008 at 08:44:00AM -0200, Margarita Manterola wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 5, 2008 at 5:59 AM, Aurelien Jarno <email@example.com> wrote:
> > According to the sources, the information comes from
> > http://www.impulsobaires.com.ar/nota.php?id=57832 . Could you please
> > confirm it is correct?
> The title says "They may change the time by the third Sunday in October"
> In the text it says that "some sources" say that "it's being studied
> to have that day as the day for the change, but no decision has yet
> been made". That was one month ago. Today, still no decision has yet
> been made . The only official decision I could find is that
> Mendoza province has already stated that if a change were to be
> established, they wouldn't go with it , .
Actually someone asked upstream to do the change based on this document.
> Mainly due to the official silence about this, it looks like no change
> is going to be made (too many people oppose to having UTC-2 when
> phisically living in UTC-4 or UTC-5), and there's even a proposal to
> go back to the previous UTC-4/UTC-3 scheme, instead of UTC-3/UTC-2
> Our government is so ridiculous that it obviously could happen that
> they decide which day to do the switch two or three days before the
> actual date, and if they do, it's likely to be on some Sunday in
> October (it could be the second, the third, the fourth, at this point
> the only thing that we know for sure is that it was not today).
> However, until there is some official communication, I think that the
> correct action is to assume that no change is going to happen, and not
> base the information on tzdata on rumours.
Given this kind of thing happens every year, I think we should stop
using "max" in the definition of the Argentinian timezone, and only use
"only" to define the DST rules year by year instead of using the rule of
the previous year.
I am travelling this afternoon, I'll prepare an upload in the plane.
I'll do the upload either in the evening or tomorrow morning depending
if I have Internet access at the hotel.
> : http://www.lanacion.com.ar/nota.asp?nota_id=1056251
> : http://www.lanacion.com.ar/nota.asp?nota_id=1052700
> : http://www.mdzol.com/mdz/nota/72048-Jaque-no-adhiere-al-cambio-de-horario-propuesto-por-Cristina/
> : http://www.puntal.com.ar/noticia.php?id=43863
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