[mythtv-users] MythTV does not handle daylight savings properly

Gary Buhrmaster gary.buhrmaster at gmail.com
Mon Nov 5 22:12:58 UTC 2012

On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 1:44 PM, Michael Watson
<michael at thewatsonfamily.id.au> wrote:
> People generally think of time, as it is in there current time zone.  Given
> that most Myth Installations are not portable, there is no reason a User
> should be confronted by UTC Times at any time.

For the non-power rule user, they do not.  As Mike Dean said, power
rule users need to know much more, and timezone conversions are
now part of that required knowledge, and like a lot of other things, will
probably become automatic, and something you do not think about,
after a short period of time of using the convert functions.

Personally, I just run all the devices I can on UTC (including my
watch, mobile phone, clocks on wall, in the vehicle).  It takes but
a moment to do the math in my head to subtract the 7/8 hours
needed to respond to someone who actually insists on local time.


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