date and GPS related questions

Fernando Martins fernando at
Sun Mar 15 20:43:46 CET 2009

Daniel Willmann wrote:
> Okay, I can totally understand that. But in that case you only want to
> disable the timezone changes. 
I assume the default is to have "automatic timezone changes" enabled. I 
would like to go to a config file (no big need for UI) and change  
"enabled" to "disabled" (or change 1 to 0). When I need to change the 
date/time, I would go to an UI, which tests if (option=0 AND FR_timezone 
<> local_timezone), a button labeled "Adjust to local timezone" would 
become enabled.
> You would still want your time to be
> accurate to the second (of the timezone it is set to), would you not?
Personally yes, but I know people, as you also mentioned, who advance 
their watches 5 min (or even 15 min) to help them be on time. Therefore 
I am inclined to say that in this case an automatic change after moving 
to another timezone should keep an existing shift on time. Is this 


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