[TZInfo-users] Ruby and timezones

Philip Ross phil.ross at gmail.com
Thu Nov 6 18:26:10 EST 2008

Hi Roberto,

2008/11/6 Roberto C. Sánchez <roberto at connexer.com>:
> On Thu, Nov 06, 2008 at 10:48:52PM +0000, Philip Ross wrote:
>> I've tested this by comparing the output for all timezones in tzdata
>> v2008i against the output of zdump (see the /utils/zdumptestall.sh
>> test script in SVN). Note that the patch will break a couple of the
>> included unit tests that rely on data though.
> OK.  Would you consider making the tests conditional by providing an
> option to enable/disable them?  Or maybe have the tests check for their
> presence first?

I'll sort out these tests (probably by making them not rely on real timezones).

> Do you intend to make two separate releases (one with zone data and one
> without), or just one release and have me remove the zone data as part
> of the Debian packaging process?

I'll release a core API package with an addon containing the data.
You'll be able to use the core API for the Debian package.



Phil Ross
http://tzinfo.rubyforge.org/ -- DST-aware timezone library for Ruby

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