Re: New clock applet for 2.22
- From: David Zeuthen <david fubar dk>
- To: Alex Jones <alex weej com>
- Cc: "desktop-devel-list gnome org" <desktop-devel-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: New clock applet for 2.22
- Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 17:22:55 -0400
On Tue, 2007-09-25 at 22:13 +0100, Alex Jones wrote:
> And I suppose you think that having all of those applications
> strftime'ing with arbitrary formatting strings, and then writing those
> strings to plain text log files is fine too.
> I'd quite like to leave the 20th century behind, personally.
I'm just saying that if you want the timezone stored elsewhere you need
to make sure that the C library will pick it up. Do you disagree?
(FWIW, it's pretty unclear to me what you mean, but I think you're
trying to say that the timezone should be a per-user or per-session
property. That's an admirable goal and in line with most of the other
work I've personally been involved in doing for GNOME (moving things
from system- to session-scope: HAL, NM etc.). For example, one
application of this would be a huge central mainframe serving thin
clients from multiple locations in different timezones.)
I think you just need to realize the world is a helluva lot bigger than
GNOME and pure crack like having date(1) return something different than
what my GNOME clock shows is just not a viable approach in the real
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