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

tortise tortise at paradise.net.nz
Wed Nov 7 11:11:28 UTC 2012

On 7/11/2012 3:11 p.m., Christopher Kerr wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 12:29 PM, Gary Buhrmaster
> <gary.buhrmaster at gmail.com <mailto:gary.buhrmaster at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     I have this suspicion that Mike and I are outliers on this issue.
>     Gary
> I agree too - switch everything to 24 hour UTC and be done with it.
> While you're at it, realign standard opening hours for shops so I can go
> to the bank after work.

Its a good idea, realistically I can see the politicians around the 
World still putting their fingers in and insisting on different Daylight 
transitions at different times...  As I see it its not the zones that 
are the problem, its the differing and changing bases for the 

Be grateful you do not have to program around war times. That means (as 
an example) in one year daylight saving went from zero hours to one hour 
to TWO hours, back to one hour and back to normal.....   So users had 
better start lobbying against WW3 and the resulting time zone 
difficulties that would likely arise for mythtv devs and users!

Anyone interested or not believing me can look in the TZ file for 
documentation on the history of time where such things are recorded!

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