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Old 19 October 2016, 00:00   #1
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Amiga Time Zone Database 5.0

The tz database, also called tzdata, the zoneinfo database or IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) time zone database, is a collaborative compilation of information about the world's time zones, primarily intended for use with computer programs and operating systems. It is sometimes called the Olson database, referring to the founding contributor, Arthur David Olson. Paul Eggert is currently its editor and maintainer.

AmigaOS now has its own version with full support for all time zones. So far only Classic Amiga OS is supported but support for at least AROS is planned. AmigaOS 4 might already have support for this database. I haven't been able to find any information about it online. Read more about the database at Wikipedia or IANA. The primary usage is to keep your Amiga clock synced regardless of changes in summer and winter time. Other application might also benefit from the database, f.x. network time synchronization software. The software also include small tools, one of them being able to show the time in other parts of the world.

The Amiga Time Zone Database is steadily hardening. Hopefully version 5 can be promoted to stable. All code and data are open sourced. To get the most out of The Time Zone Database a RTC module is required. Are you a developer or maybe just a curious Amiga user, then you can download The Amiga Time Zone Database from aminet.
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