[haiku] Re: Time change philosophy

  • From: "Stephan Assmus" <superstippi@xxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 07 Nov 2010 23:22:32 +0100

Hi Pete,

> More curiosity than anything else, but why do BeOS and Haiku just
> *tell* you that your clock is wrong when there's a standard/daylight
> change, but Linux quietly resets the clock itself?  Is there some
> technical reason, or is it simply thought preferable to let the
> user know what's happening?  [I think I prefer the Linux way...]

Have you considered what happens when you boot into Linux and then later into 
Haiku or vice versa, if both of them changed the time silently? IMHO, we should 
make it the standard behavior to update the time from the network, but in case 
this is impossible, the current behavior would still be the correct thing to do.

Best regards,

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