Timezones not used everywhere?

Flemming Richter Mikkelsen quatrox at gmail.com
Fri Jul 18 19:22:33 CEST 2008

On 2008-07-18, Hans L <thehans at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 5:11 PM, Olivier Migeot <larrycow at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'm using an "un-crippled" (according to the "Freerunner Quickstart"
> > wiki page) GTA02, with factory image (only opkg upgraded tonight). I
> > display a digital clock on my home screen, and it also displays the
> > date in the bottom. For I'm living in France, I made the
> > /etc/localtime symlink to the Europe/Paris tz (GMT +2, these days). So
> > far so good, the time and date were both displayed correctly.
> >
> > And then, maybe an hour or two before midnight (I couldn't guess so I
> > didn't check precisely, but I will next time), as hours/minutes stayed
> > correct, the "date" field went wrong. Well, not exactly "wrong", but
> > "tomorrow". Like few hours too soon. Sounds to me like the "date"
> > field is using universal time when it should not, but I can be wrong.
> >
> > Any idea/insight on this?
> >
> > Thanks alot... I hope it was clear, for it's already time to sleep here.
> >
> Does openmoko get any time/date information from the cell towers?
> With previous phones I have owned, I don't remember ever having to set
> a timezone.  And when traveling across timezones, it seems to
> automatically pick up the change from the cell phone towers.  Is there
> a way we can make openmoko retrieve this information itself, so it
> never requires any manual configuration?
We can detect the network and look it up in a list and map it to a country:)

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