Timezones not used everywhere?
joerg at openmoko.org
Sat Jul 19 00:30:36 CEST 2008
Am Fr 18. Juli 2008 schrieb Flemming Richter Mikkelsen:
> 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>
> > > 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:)
There seems to be sort of time msg on some gsm-networks. Though it's messy
sometimes, it seems.
Please search lists, there've been prev.posts on this
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