[Kst] [Bug 114364] timezone is interfering with consistent plots

George Staikos staikos at kde.org
Mon Oct 24 21:31:31 CEST 2005

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------- Additional Comments From staikos kde org  2005-10-24 21:31 -------
On Monday 24 October 2005 13:03, Barth Netterfield wrote:
> I am afraid I haven't closely followed this timezone fiasco... can you
> summarize?

  There were too many cases of plots being loaded from disk and having 
different timezone settings, or even just new sessions that had the timezone 
settings wrong.  It lead to misreading of plots and other real fiascos.  It 
was requested to have a manner to globally disable timezone support because 
they didn't want it at all.  I gave them a patch that just circumvents that 
code in Kst2DPlot and all was well.  However that's no long-term solution.  
What I have right now is a global setting.  It doesn't disable the options in 
the plot dialog, it just makes them irrelevant.  The reason I didn't disable 
them is twofold:
1) KstSettings has no means to do it.  (Fixable, annoyingly.)
2) You might want to change those values for when the plot is saved to disk.  
Timezone is a plot property, not a Kst property.  The global setting is an 

  It's a tough problem though.  A user might not realize his timezone settings 
aren't being used because they're disabled globally.

  We could also print a warning in the plot dialog..  "Timezone support is 
disabled.  Click here to open the settings dialog to enable."

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