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        The 2014j release of the tz code and data is available. It reflects the following changes, which were either circulated on the tz mailing list or are relatively minor technical or administrative changes:

          Changes affecting current and future time stamps

            Turks & Caicos' switch from US eastern time to UTC-4 year-round
            did not occur on 2014-11-02 at 02:00. It's currently scheduled
            for 2015-11-01 at 02:00. (Thanks to Chris Walton.)

          Changes affecting past time stamps

            Many pre-1989 time stamps have been corrected for Asia/Seoul and
            Asia/Pyongyang, based on sources for the Korean-language Wikipedia
            entry for time in Korea. (Thanks to Sanghyuk Jung.) Also, no
            longer guess that Pyongyang mimicked Seoul time after World War II,
            as this is politically implausible.

            Some more zones have been turned into links, when they differed
            from existing zones only for older time stamps. As usual,
            these changes affect UTC offsets in pre-1970 time stamps only.
            Their old contents have been moved to the 'backzone' file.
            The affected zones are: Africa/Addis_Ababa, Africa/Asmara,
            Africa/Dar_es_Salaam, Africa/Djibouti, Africa/Kampala,
            Africa/Mogadishu, Indian/Antananarivo, Indian/Comoro, and
            Indian/Mayotte.

          Changes affecting commentary

            The commentary is less enthusiastic about Shanks as a source,
            and is more careful to distinguish UT from UTC.

        Here are links to the release files:

          ftp://ftp.iana.org/tz/releases/tzcode2014j.tar.gz
          ftp://ftp.iana.org/tz/releases/tzdata2014j.tar.gz

        The files are also available via HTTP as follows:

          http://www.iana.org/time-zones/repository/releases/tzcode2014j.tar.gz
          http://www.iana.org/time-zones/repository/releases/tzdata2014j.tar.gz

        As usual, links to the latest release files are here:

          http://www.iana.org/time-zones/repository/tzcode-latest.tar.gz
          http://www.iana.org/time-zones/repository/tzdata-latest.tar.gz

          ftp://ftp.iana.org/tz/tzcode-latest.tar.gz
          ftp://ftp.iana.org/tz/tzdata-latest.tar.gz

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                aefimov Aleksej Efimov
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