Time offset between local and GMT wrong in Clock preflet (easy)
|Reported by:||haiqu||Owned by:||axeld|
|Component:||Preferences/Time & Date||Version:||R1/pre-alpha1|
|Has a Patch:||no||Platform:||All|
The Clock application allows the user to set and show local time, but also allows a quick check of GMT from the "Date & Time" panel, and also a preview of any timezone from the "Timezone" panel.
When local time is set correctly, selecting GMT from the "Date & Time panel ADDS the offset where it should be SUBTRACTED.
Example: I'm at GMT +10 (Australia, East Coast). It's now 2:33am and if I select GMT I should see 4:33pm YESTERDAY on the clock. Instead I see 12:33pm TODAY. This means that the offset is being added instead of subtracted. If I preview GMT from the "Timezone" panel it is shown correctly. Simple sign error somewhere in the application's code.
BTW, the correct terminology is UTC (Coordinated Universal Time, Temps Universel Coordonné). The old term Greenwich Mean Time has been out of date since the 1970's. Since so many people don't know that, displaying UTC/GMT next to the checkbox would be a happy compromise.
Change History (7)
comment:2 by , 10 years ago
|Summary:||Time offest between local and GMT wrong on Clock application (easy) → Time offset between local and GMT wrong in Clock preflet (easy)|