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Re: 2007 DST Change

Mike McCarty wrote:
taharka wrote:
On Thu, 2007-02-22 at 22:56 -0600, Mike McCarty wrote:

I really don't care. I don't observe DST anyway, and would prefer
that the machine not change the time it displays. I don't change
my clocks.

Question, will this non-observance be reflected in sent emails/calender
software, etc when the change goes into effect?

I don't understand why you would care what time/date etc. are
on my e-mails. But, if you will look carefully at the information
on e-mails, you'll see that they use GMT anyway, along with
an offset.

Most of the business world revolves around meetings and conference calls scheduled with calendar entries sent by email. These are automatically converted to the recipient's local time and may include alarms that pop up ahead of time. As I understand it, outlook does the adjustment when the mail is received and the DST fix isn't included in normal windows updates and was only available separately recently. That means anyone who received a calendar entry before applying the fix will have the wrong offset stored for their meeting time. There may be a fix for that too, but I haven't followed the details or whether Evolution (which can sort-of interoperate) has a similar issue. But anyway, don't underestimate the importance of being able to schedule things correctly across timezones - and expect a lot of screwups from people who rely on those popup alarms.

  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell gmail com

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