The 2016i 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:
Briefly: Cyprus split into two time zones on 2016-10-30, and Tonga
reintroduces DST on 2016-11-06.
Changes to future time stamps
Pacific/Tongatapu begins DST on 2016-11-06 at 02:00, ending on
2017-01-15 at 03:00. Assume future observances in Tonga will be
from the first Sunday in November through the third Sunday in
January, like Fiji. (Thanks to Pulu ��Anau.) Switch to numeric
time zone abbreviations for this zone.
Changes to past and future time stamps
Northern Cyprus is now +03 year round, causing a split in Cyprus
time zones starting 2016-10-30 at 04:00. This creates a zone
Asia/Famagusta. (Thanks to Even Scharning and Matt Johnson.)
Antarctica/Casey switched from +08 to +11 on 2016-10-22.
(Thanks to Steffen Thorsen.)
Changes to past time stamps
Several corrections were made for pre-1975 time stamps in Italy.
These affect Europe/Malta, Europe/Rome, Europe/San_Marino, and
First, the 1893-11-01 00:00 transition in Italy used the new UT
offset (+01), not the old (+00:49:56). (Thanks to Michael
Second, rules for daylight saving in Italy were changed to agree
with Italy's National Institute of Metrological Research (INRiM)
except for 1944, as follows (thanks to Pierpaolo Bernardi, Brian
Inglis, and Michael Deckers):
The 1916-06-03 transition was at 24:00, not 00:00.
The 1916-10-01, 1919-10-05, and 1920-09-19 transitions were at
00:00, not 01:00.
The 1917-09-30 and 1918-10-06 transitions were at 24:00, not
The 1944-09-17 transition was at 03:00, not 01:00. This
particular change is taken from Italian law as INRiM's table,
(which says 02:00) appears to have a typo here. Also, keep the
1944-04-03 transition for Europe/Rome, as Rome was controlled by
The 1967-1970 and 1972-1974 fallback transitions were at 01:00,
Changes to code
The code should now be buildable on AmigaOS merely by setting the
appropriate Makefile variables. (From a patch by Carsten Larsen.)
Here are links to the release files:
The files are also available via HTTP as follows: