Re: [Fwd: a problem with timezones]
Thanks for the reply. Are you saying that it is meant that way?
Oliver Elphick wrote:
> Carlo Robazza wrote:
> >I work for Corel and am responsible for the Control Center under KDE. I
> >have implemented the kcmclock module which allows the user to change the
> >date, time and timezone. I have run into something very confusing having
> >to do with timezones and I don't know if it is a bug or not. Hopefully
> >you can help me out.
> >If I set my system to EST (Americal/Montreal) everything works fine. If
> >I try to set it to GMT-5, which in my mind is the same as EST, I get a
> >time that is 5 hours ahead of GMT instead of 5 hours behind GMT. In
> >order to get the time to be the same as America/Montreal I have to
> >select GMT+5. This seems to be the case for other GMT time zones as well
> >(i.e. the + and - seem to be reversed).
> >Is this a bug or am I just missing something?
> I have just seen a mention of this on a PostgreSQL mailing list; it seems
> that this group of timezones have their signs defined in the opposite
> sense to all the rest. It is crazy, but correct.
> Oliver Elphick Oliver.Elphick@lfix.co.uk
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> "For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and
> his truth endureth to all generations."
> Psalms 100:5
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