The seconds and time zones
jimaultwins at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 26 10:17:50 CST 2010
On Jan 26, 2010, at 7:18 AM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
> There is an unfortunate implication with this: because the engine
> needs to be restarted to update the GMT offset of its internal
> clock, this means that automatic changes to time zones like moving
> from PST to PDT will be ignored by the engine.
> Anyone know if there's an RQCC request for that?
My guess for the better solution is not to rely on a user's computer
but find the time-server.com ping solution that works best for you and
your clients. This would capture the daylight savings change
regardless of the user's computer setting.
The usual cautions with this are
-1- Europe does not alway change the same week as the US
-2- Each county in the US gets to decide whether to change time, and
in which direction.
eg. Indiana in the USA, some counties match Chicago, others
Cincinnati, OH and others choose not to change at all. I used to
live in a county that never changed its clock.
It was a farming community that did not care to change.
I haven't done the digging, but I did use the atomic clock server in a
project about 4 years ago.
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