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Bug#60505: marked as done (xbase-clients: [xclock] displays wrong time)

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From: Erik Thiele <erikyyy@erikyyy.de>
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Subject: xclock displays wrong time
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Package: xbase-clients
Version: 3.3.6-6

if you start xclock at 12:00:10
it will display 12:00
once it is 12:01:10
it will display 12:01
(10 seconds too late!)

if you specify -update 1
it displays seconds. but this time it is the seconds
that are not updated when the system updates them.
just compare xclock -update 1
while true; do date; done
and an atomic watch source.
you'll see that the atomic watch and the "date" output are identical.
(( if you use proper time in your computer ))
but the xclock is always maximally half a second wrong
if you started it right in the mid of a second.

now imagine the boss saying
"YOU MUST call me at exactly 12:00. if you call too early, you
will be fired. if you call too late, you will be fired, too"

the worker looks on his xclock waits until it is 12:00
once it shows 12:00 he calls the boss, but the boss says,
sorry, you are 20 seconds too late.



PS: oclock does a better job !

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Closing as resolved per Frank Murphy.  Thanks, Frank!

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Subject: Bug#60505: this is fixed in version 4.2.1-13
Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2003 18:16:53 +0100
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There is no longer a delay based on when xclock was started. Verified in=20
xbase-clients 4.2.1-13


This was found at the Debian bug squashing party in Ecublens, Switzerland.

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