[mythtv-users] time zone with distant frontend

Travis Tabbal travis at tabbal.net
Tue Dec 29 18:13:34 UTC 2009

On Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 10:45 AM, Jan Ceuleers <jan.ceuleers at computer.org>wrote:

> I agree with you that it looks too "sensitive". In fact both time zones are
> the same, but different labels were used ("CET" and "Europe/Paris") to get
> to it. It would arguably be enough to check that the UTC offsets are the
> same.
> Having said that, it may be the case that two time zone labels that
> currently result in the same UTC offset may not always do so; think
> different transitions to/from daylight savings time. Does not apply in this
> instance, but may do so in the general case.

There was a recent discussion where a Myth dev was saying that the time zone
handling in Myth is VERY precise and handles cases that people would often
not even consider an issue. For example, locations that no longer use DST,
but did in the past. Those are separate timezones for various complex
reasons. In sort, make sure things are set the same, even when it looks like
it "should" end up the same. In this case, use Europe/Paris or CET on every
system, don't mix them.
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