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(tz) Update Timezone Data to 2023d



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        The 2023d release of the tz code and data is available.

        This release contains the following changes:

             Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland changes time zones on 2024-03-31.
             Vostok, Antarctica changed time zones on 2023-12-18.
             Casey, Antarctica changed time zones five times since 2020.
             Code and data fixes for Palestine timestamps starting in 2072.
             A new data file zonenow.tab for timestamps starting now.

           Changes to future timestamps

             Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland (America/Scoresbysund) joins most of
             the rest of Greenland's timekeeping practice on 2024-03-31, by
             changing its time zone from -01/+00 to -02/-01 at the same moment
             as the spring-forward transition. Its clocks will therefore not
             spring forward as previously scheduled. The time zone change
             reverts to its common practice before 1981.

             Fix predictions for DST transitions in Palestine in 2072-2075,
             correcting a typo introduced in 2023a.

           Changes to past and future timestamps

             Vostok, Antarctica changed to +05 on 2023-12-18. It had been at
             +07 (not +06) for years. (Thanks to Zakhary V. Akulov.)

             Change data for Casey, Antarctica to agree with timeanddate.com,
             by adding five time zone changes since 2020. Casey is now at +08
             instead of +11.

           Changes to past tm_isdst flags

             Much of Greenland, represented by America/Nuuk, changed its
             standard time from -03 to -02 on 2023-03-25, not on 2023-10-28.
             This does not affect UTC offsets, only the tm_isdst flag.
             (Thanks to Thomas M. Steenholdt.)

           New data file

             A new data file zonenow.tab helps configure applications that use
             timestamps dated from now on. This simplifies configuration,
             since users choose from a smaller Zone set. The file's format is
             experimental and subject to change.

           Changes to code

             localtime.c no longer mishandles TZif files that contain a single
             transition into a DST regime. Previously, it incorrectly assumed
             DST was in effect before the transition too. (Thanks to Alois
             Treindl for debugging help.)

             localtime.c's timeoff no longer collides with OpenBSD 7.4.

             The C code now uses _Generic only if __STDC_VERSION__ says the
             compiler is C11 or later.

             tzselect now optionally reads zonenow.tab, to simplify when
             configuring only for timestamps dated from now on.

             tzselect no longer creates temporary files.

             tzselect no longer mishandles the following:

               Spaces and most other special characters in BUGEMAIL, PACKAGE,
               TZDIR, and VERSION.

               TZ strings when using mawk 1.4.3, which mishandles regular
               expressions of the form /X{2,}/.

               ISO 6709 coordinates when using an awk that lacks the GNU
               extension of newlines in -v option-arguments.

               Non UTF-8 locales when using an iconv command that lacks the GNU
               //TRANSLIT extension.

             zic no longer mishandles data for Palestine after the year 2075.
             Previously, it incorrectly omitted post-2075 transitions that are
             predicted for just before and just after Ramadan. (Thanks to Ken
             Murchison for debugging help.)

             zic now works again on Linux 2.6.16 and 2.6.17 (2006).
             (Problem reported by Rune Torgersen.)

           Changes to build procedure

             The Makefile is now more compatible with POSIX:
              * It no longer defines AR, CC, CFLAGS, LDFLAGS, and SHELL.
              * It no longer uses its own 'cc' in place of CC.
              * It now uses ARFLAGS, with default specified by POSIX.
              * It does not use LFLAGS incompatibly with POSIX.
              * It uses the special .POSIX target.
              * It quotes special characters more carefully.
              * It no longer mishandles builds in an ISO 8859 locale.
             Due to the CC changes, TZDIR is now #defined in a file tzfile.h
             built by 'make', not in a $(CC) -D option. Also, TZDEFAULT is
             now treated like TZDIR as they have similar roles.

           Changes to commentary

              Limitations and hazards of the optional support for obsolescent
              C89 platforms are documented better, along with a tentative
              schedule for removing this support.

        Here are links to the release files:


        The following convenience links are also available, although they may
        point to the previous release until the relevant caches are refreshed:


        Links are also available via plain HTTP, and via FTP from
        ftp://ftp.iana.org/tz/releases with the same basenames as above.

        Each release file has a GPG signature, which can be retrieved by
        appending ".asc" to the above URLs. Copies of these signatures are
        appended to this message.

        This release corresponds to commit
        cc48c2dfa2f3c21d25ab108bba978b0307ecf0e8 dated 2023-12-21 20:02:24 -0800
        and tagged '2023d' in the development GitHub repository at


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