Time::OlsonTZ::Data 0.201702 announcement

Shortly available from all good CPAN mirrors:

  file: $CPAN/authors/id/Z/ZE/ZEFRAM/Time-OlsonTZ-Data-0.201702.tar.gz
  size: 721268 bytes
   md5: e60e2f96eb2c2d501fb4468e5ec8d379
  sha1: 8cd2303725b607db99487b31cd934122ef10bd93

Changes from the previous release:

  * Olson database version 2017b (code 2017b, data 2017b): 386 canonical
    zones, 208 links

  * in prebuild, remove implicit . from @INC, for security

  * in prebuild, work with new PD-with-stated-exceptions notice in the new
    LICENSE file, and new form of copyright notices that lack the ASCII
    rendition of the copyright symbol, and copy all files from the Olson
    distribution that are not listed exceptions or marked as copyrighted

  * no longer include a Makefile.PL in the distribution

  * in prebuild, declare required Perl version

  * correct copyright notice in prebuild

7/17/2017 2:07:16 AM
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I wrote:
>Shortly available from all good CPAN mirrors:
>  file: $CPAN/authors/id/Z/ZE/ZEFRAM/Time-OlsonTZ-Data-0.201702.tar.gz

I've revived the automatic repackaging which broke back at the 2014h
release, nearly three years ago.  It originally broke then because the
new trend to turn what used to be distinct canonical zones into links
brought the count of canonical zones down enough to trip a sanity
check that I'd put into the automatic process.  I didn't fix it at
the time because I had a poor mental state and, with this module only
in use for experimental purposes, there didn't seem to be the need.
(I would certainly have fixed it promptly if we'd switched DT:TZ over to
use it, as we've previously discussed.)  The automation rotted further,
with changes to the copyright notices, an awkward new make rule, and
UTF-8 in one of the files in the Olson distro.  That's all fixed now,
and I expect to keep the automation up to date from here.

7/17/2017 3:03:58 AM