Nils Philippsen wrote:
IMO, to make setting this automatically sensible and reliable, you'd have to have some things first: - a freely available mapping between "position on earth" and the corresponding timezone that's kept up to date - an attached GPS receiver that can be read from Linux
No need for a gps. If the network is configured... http://www.networldmap.com/TryIt.htmGoogle for 'ip location' for a whole slew of them (each varies in quality, none got my location, but most were accurate enough to get my time zone). If it's even 90% correct it will greatly reduce the number of people who have to manually adjust their timezone).
The question is can we find/create an freely available database so we can put up our own server.
Just the first one makes this a no-go, I haven't been able to dig up something like this. I couldn't even find a freely available, machine-readable coarse map of timezones. Nils
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