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Subject: Re: [boost] [date_time] Time zone improvements
From: Luke Camden (lukeocamden_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-04-21 12:17:02

Rutger ter Borg-2 wrote:
> I would like to bring the full Olson tz database [1] to Boost.Date_Time
> ...
> Jeff Garland wrote:
>> Very cool :-) One question -- is there a portable solution where a user
>> could deploy a files onto a Windows system or is it a Unix only solution?
>> I'm fine with incorporating a *nix only solution because what your
>> suggesting will be a nice solution for *nix platforms, but it will need
>> to
>> be clear that it's not portable.
> I don't see why it wouldn't be possible to deploy the (big-endian) binary
> files to any platform. Getting it into this binary form (using zone info
> compiler zic) may be harder to do cross-platform, but cygwin may help
> here.
> [snip]
>> As the primary maintainer of Boost date-time I can say with certainty
>> that
>> there is interest in this functionality -- it's long been on my todo list
>> and I haven't had time to get to it. You can email me privately and we
>> can discuss all the details of how to get your code incorporated.
> I'll do!
> Regards,
> Rutger

Hi all,

Apologies for digging up the past, but did this lead to anything? Did
time_zone_base prove to be an adequate abstraction in this case?

Best regards,

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