[oe] How will OE handle the US timezone change?
Michael 'Mickey' Lauer
mickey at vanille-media.de
Mon Feb 5 13:21:35 CET 2007
Rod Whitby wrote:
> Not that I really care (not living in the US), but people using distros
> built from OE are getting concerned about how the new US DST timezone
> thing is going to be handled.
I must have missed that news -- what did they do?
> Are there any OE developers in the US who know enough and care enough to
> fix it properly? Our someone else who is gracious enough to help our
> US friends out of their timezone mess?
> At the moment, there seems to be a timezones package which downloads
> binary files from some OPIE site. I've heard that timezone data is
> endian specific, so it seems that some better solution might be required.
The opie timezones package was just an interim solutions, however as a
lot of interim solutions, it outdid the expectations :D
timezone data is generated by glibc. If someone manages to package
the timezones from glibc in a fine granular way, then we can dump the
opie timezones package.
Michael 'Mickey' Lauer | IT-Freelancer | http://www.vanille-media.de
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