keeping track of timezones..?

Pete Ryland pdr at
Sat Feb 18 13:36:43 GMT 2006

On Sat, Feb 18, 2006 at 12:01:21PM +0100, Martijn van de Streek wrote:
> On Fri, 17 Feb 2006, Pete Ryland wrote:
> > > It's still on my wishlist... I really need to spec it out better (and
> > > find a semi-guaranteed way to detect a GPS)
> > 
> > This is why you should keep your system clock in UTC.
> I do this, but that's not even required. The timezone-selector should just
> change the current timezone (TZ might be hard, but /etc/timezone isn't)
> based on the current location.

Ah, sorry, I misunderstood.  Yeah, that would be a great feature!

> You'll need a quite detailed map of the timezone boundaries though :)

Not sure how accurate this stuff is, but in the "Other Stuff" section of:

you'll find coastline and political boundary data.  Not sure how up-to-date
it is.  Problem is, people can get upset about this sort of stuff if it's
not accurate, or honouring their side of a border dispute.


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