RFC: addition of generic timezone support to kdelibs

Shaheed srhaque at iee.org
Thu Jul 7 06:25:57 BST 2005

On Monday 04 July 2005 08:51, Shaheed wrote:
> I'll write when I pick the next porting victim.

I just ported kcontrol's clock to the new API. See revision 432367 with the 
change log attached below. Bug reports welcome.

Thanks, Shaheed

== change log ===========
Port to new KTimezones API. I have tried to preserve and merge the Solaris/BSD
support into KTimezones...tests on those platforms are welcome.

FWIW, I am concerned that the existing logic for setting the system timezone
does not work in a sufficiently platform sensitive manner (e.g. it creates
a /etc/timezone system on Linux, which is not used by glibc AFAICS). But, I
did not feel confident to change that.

The only functional change is in the display of the current timezone: this now
has the real name of the current timezone, as well as the abbreviated name 
from before.

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