[maemo-developers] Impact on 770/N800 Software on DST change in the US?

From: Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Date: Tue Mar 13 21:40:47 EET 2007
On Fri, Mar 09, 2007 at 06:47:03PM -0500, Acadia Secure Networks wrote:
> here is the url to a www page that does a test using javascript of 
> whether or not your device is patched for the DST changes:
>    http://dst.umn.edu/
> I have tested it on patched and unpatched Microsoft windows systems and 
> it seems to work. Interestingly when I run it on the N800 Opera browser 
> it seems to think that everything is okay. I checked the source and  the 
> javascript invokes a time/date function and analyzes the results to 
> determine whether the system is or is not up to date for this change.

FWIW Opera on the 770 and N800 gets the timezones wrong in Javascript.
Visit http://www.java-scripts.net/javascripts/ISO-Date.phtml for an
example.  On my desktop it correctly shows +0200 for Europe/Vilnius,
on the N800 it shows +0300 (and the hour shown is incorrect).

Experiments with 'date' in osso-xterm show that both the system time,
and the timezone offsets are correct (compare the output of "date" with
"TZ=UTC date").

Bug: https://maemo.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=1139

Marius Gedminas
But perhaps ISO's central secretariat follows just the common industry
practice pioneered by Microsoft: "We will get it right in the third
	-- Markus Kuhn on ISO 10646 PDF CD-ROM edition
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