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Month: March 2018

Re: [trinity-users] Incorrect digital clock time

From: William Morder <doctor_contendo@...>
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2018 18:14:40 -0700

On Friday 30 March 2018 16:36:19 D. R. Evans wrote:
> > 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.)
>   Doc

This doesn't happen on my system. It makes no difference if I stay in the same 
session continuously for days or even weeks without rebooting, or a new 

I have actually watched the clock on my desktop at the moment the time changes 
for daylight savings, or changes back in the fall; it just automatically 
skips an hour, forwards or backwards, at 2 a.m. I just watched this happen a 
few weeks ago (11th of March) when the time changed here locally. 

Then again, I only use one clock, not three. It could be that they somehow 
interfere with one another; but it sounds like maybe this is your customary 
setup? (I chat with people in many different time zones, but I just mark 
different cities in my clock, then change my local time. Or, I use the very 
handy Trinity World Clock. Otherwise, I have a time zone map for reference.) 

Otherwise, maybe the bug is in your version of Trinity, or is in your OS. I 
run Debian Jessie, with the Trinity r14.0.4 desktop. What are you running?