Re: ANN: gpe-conf 0.1.26 released
lamikr <lamikr <at> cc.jyu.fi>
2005-11-01 22:03:54 GMT
I would like to get more comprehensize and informative list timezones to
gpe-conf time applet but I am not sure what
would be the best way to go. It seems that the nowadays preferred method
would be to set TZ
variable to be any of the timezones listed in
/usr/share/zoneinfo/zone.tab (Europe/Berlin, Europe/Helsinki, etc...)
instead of using names like "EET", "GMT", "MET", "BT". For me it took
some time to learn that I should select mystic word
"EET" for example as I live in Finland-
The problem is that for those to be functional, the actual zoneinfo
files should be set somewhere, propably to /usr/share/zoneinfo
but they take quite a lot of space (1.9 MB) at least in my linux box.
Another possibility would be to just to try to set values like EET, MET,
GMT and BT to TZ variable but instead of showing those directly show
more descriptive name like these "Europe/Berlin".
The good thing in the first option is that in that we way we could also
get the daylight saving information more easily.
If that is wanted to do with the second option, then we would need to
find out a way how to generate that kind of info
automatically from somewhere so that it could be easily pasted to the
Do you have any kind of opinion of these?