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Month: March 2018

Re: [trinity-users] Incorrect digital clock time

From: "D. R. Evans" <doc.evans@...>
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2018 17:36:19 -0600
> On Friday 30 March 2018 09:08:54 D. R. Evans wrote:
>> I'm not sure where to report this:
>> I have three 24-hour TDE clocks in a panel: one on local time; one on
>> London time; and one on UTC. The London and UTC clocks are reading the same
>> time, but I discovered yesterday that in fact London is already on summer
>> time (and has been for nearly a week, I understand), so the London time
>> should be displaying a number one hour higher than UTC.

I have more info on this now, but still don't know where best to report it.

The additional info is that logging out and logging back in -- which is
something I rarely do; I often go weeks without doing so, but I happened to do
it today -- "fixed" the problem.

So what appears to happen (this is a guess, but it fits the evidence) is that
the clock figures out the time in London at log-in time, and then starts
free-running, keeping the same offset between the displayed time and UTC,
regardless of subsequent changes to/from summer time that might occur during
the logged-in session.

In any case, the fact that the clock is unreliable and can display an
incorrect time is obviously a bug, and I would hope that someone can look into
the issue. (FWIW, the local clock -- Denver -- quite happily adjusted the time
automatically and correctly earlier in the month.)