[Moin-user] MoinMoin using time.gmtime() not time.localtime() ?
tw-public at gmx.de
Fri May 26 01:38:13 EDT 2006
> Perhaps somewhat unrelated, but what is the point of a 'tz_offset'
> configuration variable? Is one supposed to change it from +1 to +2
> and back to +1 (here in Europe) twice a year for every daylight
> saving time change?
This is used as default for the UserPreferences variable I mentioned.
Maybe nice if you have lots of anon users in a local intranet (so you
can tell in what tz_offset they are).
That setting doesn't help you if you run a global wiki on the internet.
> This information (time offset) is readily available
> from the system and takes into account DST changes as well, so what
> is the point of having this configuration variable and how is it
> supposed to be used?
It is just a hack for local intranets with lazy users. As it is only 2
lines of code, it needs a non-lazy admin though to do the DST/nonDST
switch twice a year. :)
Of course that code could be improved to check the system locale (but it
would need that locale configured correctly in that case).
Just having users create a profile and set their personal offset is
currently the best method.
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