Experimental time zone database and code for AmigaOS
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README

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.