[haiku-commits] Re: r41957 - haiku/trunk/src/preferences/time

  • From: Alexandre Deckner <alex@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-commits@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2011 00:04:28 +0200

On 07/06/2011 22:40, Rene Gollent wrote:

Indeed, I was just pointing out that the setting can't go away or be
auto-detected as some have suggested.

Indeed, in fact, i'm not sure if i'm stupid or lazy :), but until i read again about the issue, i've always felt unsure about this setting and i suppose a lot of users will be. As i dual boot with linux only and with the current Haiku default (local time) it's always wrong on first install/upgrade, and until now, it wasn't obvious to me if it was dependent on the settings i might have changed (or of the distro) in linux or in the bios. The thing is that the user generally doesn't know the answer, unless you reboot to the bios and look at the clock (and know what GMT means - i've no problem with that part:) ).

Now that it's more clear to me that the only problem is dual-booting with Windows i guess i'd prefer Adrien's suggestion of mentioning it explicitly:
* local time (Windows compatible)
* UTC universal time (Mac/Unix compatible)

Maybe we could also change the default to punish Windows users :D, more seriously that might make sense depending on our demographics.

It seems that dual-booting Mac users don't have the setting and need to change the setting in the Windows registry, we might mention the tip in the user guide for those triple booting. The opposite change is doable in linux as well by editing a settings file.

I hope i make sense this time :)


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