Re: [Evolution] Time drifting using Android - Exchange 2010 - Evolution

On Fri, 2013-05-31 at 06:47 -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
On Fri, 2013-05-31 at 10:10 +0100, David Woodhouse wrote:
let's call it UTC, not GMT, to have same terminology as in RFC. 

I sometimes like to use 'GMT' just to reinforce the "GMT does *not*
mean UK time" message. :)

It's certainly true that GMT is not the same as UK time, but even GMT is
not really a standard timezone (though it's still used in some
countries). UTC is the correct term AFAIK.

I'm not quite sure what you mean when you say that GMT isn't a "standard
timezone". What type of standard do you mean? It is used as the legal
time (or the basis for it) in a number of countries, and is thus in the
timezone database. What more does a timezone need, to be a "standard

Strictly speaking, GMT and UTC are *different* things. They can differ
by up to a second. But that isn't really important. For most practical
purposes, they are interchangeable.


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