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Subject: Re: [boost] GSoC 2019: we're in again!
From: James E. King III (jking_at_[hidden])
Date: 2019-02-26 01:32:53

On Mon, Feb 25, 2019 at 7:16 PM David Bellot via Boost <
boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> Dear Boost community,
> this year again, Boost C++ has been accepted as a mentor organization for
> the Google Summer of Code 2019.
> We are very happy to be part of this program every year because it brings
> talented students and a substantial amount of money to our organization to
> support our work toward the best libraries in C++.
> If you want to be a mentor, please propose your project now here:
> It's very important to write your proposal as soon as possible to attract
> the best students. If you have any questions, please contact me
> immediately. If you happen to be in Sydney, come and have a chat with me
> directly.
> Happy coding,
> David
The boost::date_time library needs enhancements in the timezone handling
Specifically, the existing timezone database is not capable of handling the
shifts that happen when timezones legally change. One possibility is to
rewrite the timezone
handling code. There is an open issue on GitHub which has received a
couple thumbs
up from the community:

Would something like this qualify?

- Jim

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