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Re: DST, will Fedora change the time on the fly?



Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> On Jan 1, 2008 Venezuela changed its timezone from UTC-0400 to UTC-0430.
> Fedora was on the ball and adjusted pretty quickly, likewise Windows,
> however Firefox had an interesting Javascript bug:
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=411726 initially reported
> on MacOS X but later confirmed on Fedora 8. It took about a year to fix.
> 
> IOW, even though the platform gets it right, some apps may still get it
> wrong because of hidden assumptions, e.g. that timezones are always
> integral numbers of hours away from UTC.

If that had been the problem, it would have been already broken for India.
But looking at the bug report, the problem might atually have been more
complicated than that, because the problem was also reported for a timezone
with an integral offset (Georgetown - Guyana).

        Kevin Kofler


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