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RE: Cleaning up the FAQ

From: Bert Huijben <bert_at_qqmail.nl>
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:29:19 +0200

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Johan Corveleyn [mailto:jcorvel_at_gmail.com]
> Sent: vrijdag 24 juni 2016 01:10
> To: Subversion Development <dev_at_subversion.apache.org>
> Subject: Re: Cleaning up the FAQ
>
> On Thu, Jun 23, 2016 at 12:33 AM, Johan Corveleyn <jcorvel_at_gmail.com>
> wrote:
> ...
> > Hm, I think I'll go for stsp's suggestion, to move deprecated
> > questions to the bottom, but keep everything on one page.
> >
> > Something like this:
> > -----
> > For questions related to deprecated SVN versions, click here (-> #deprecated).
> >
> >
> > TOC (recent)
> > FAQ (recent)
> >
> > === separator / heading / whatever ===
> > #deprecated
> > TOC (deprecated)
> > FAQ (deprecated)
> > -----
> >
> > (that first sentence needs some tweaking)
>
> I'm a bit insecure about changing web pages that are immediately
> visible to the world :-), so here below is a quick patch with two
> questions moved, to show what I mean (if noone objects, I'll apply
> this and further updates tomorrow).
>
> If this is okay, I'd then like to move all BDB-related questions to a
> specific sub-section ("BDB questions") under the deprecated faq.
>
> [[[
> Index: publish/faq.html
> ================================================================
> ===
> --- publish/faq.html (revision 1750019)
> +++ publish/faq.html (working copy)
> @@ -18,7 +18,9 @@
> <h1>Apache Subversion FAQ</h1>
>
> <p>Translations: 日本語,
> 简体中文</p>
> -
> +<p>These are the questions related to the currently
> +supported versions.
> +For older questions, see below.</p>
> <div class="h2"><!-- no 'id' or 'title' attribute for TOC -->
> <h2>Table of Contents</h2>
>
> @@ -57,8 +59,6 @@
> get more information?</a></li>
> <li><a href="#moderation">Why isn't my post showing up on the mailing
> list?</a></li>
> -<li><a href="#dst-2007">How is Subversion affected by the 2007 changes
> - in Daylight Savings Time (DST)?</a></li>
> </ul>
>
> <h4>How-to:</h4>
> @@ -178,9 +178,6 @@
> operations to a Subversion repository over a network.</a></li>
> <li><a href="#vs-asp-net">Microsoft Visual Studio 2002 and 2003 seems to
> have
> a problem with the ".svn" directory name. What should I do?</a></li>
> -<li><a href="#windows-xp-server">Under Windows XP, the Subversion
> - server sometimes seems to send out corrupted data. Can this really be
> - happening?</a></li>
> <li><a href="#net-trace">What is the best method of doing a network
> trace of the conversation between a Subversion client and server?</a></li>
> <li><a href="#revert">Why does the <tt>svn revert</tt> require an
> @@ -733,37 +730,8 @@
>
> </div>
>
> -<div class="h3" id="dst-2007">
> -<h3>How is Subversion affected by the 2007 changes in Daylight
> Savings Time (DST)?
> - <a class="sectionlink" href="#dst-2007"
> - title="Link to this section">&para;</a>
> -</h3>
> -
> -<p>In August 2005 the US Congress passed the Energy Policy Act, which
> -changes the dates of both the start and end of daylight saving time
> -(DST). When this law went into effect in 2007, DST started three
> -weeks earlier (2:00 A.M. on the second Sunday in March) and
> -ended one week later (2:00 A.M. on the first Sunday in November)
> -than what had traditionally occurred. For more information see:
> -<a href="http://webexhibits.org/daylightsaving/b.html">
> -http://webexhibits.org/daylightsaving/b.html</a></p>
> -
> -<p>These changes to DST do not require any special changes or fixes to
> -the Subversion code. Subversion primarily uses dates/times to record
> -when changes have been committed to the repository. This code runs
> -on the server and gets the current date/time from the operating system
> -and converts it to UTC using routines provided by the operating system.
> -The Subversion client receives these dates from the server and converts
> -them to the local time zone for display using routines provided by
> -the client operating system. As such, you should only need to install
> -the patches provided for your operating system and really you should
> -only need to make sure the time on the server is properly adjusted
> -for DST.</p>

I think we should just generalize this section.

There are DST rule changes around the world at least every year -commonly more often- and I don't think anybody would really check for the US 2007 changes specifically any more.

I just checked the archive for the iana timezone database (https://www.iana.org/time-zones) and we are now on the fifth set of rules released in 2016. There were 6 in 2015, 10 in 2014...

I don't think the 2007 rule change warrants its own article when you don't look at it with US-only-glasses.

        Bert
Received on 2016-06-24 11:29:32 CEST

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