FW: time zone browsing tools
eggert at twinsun.com
Thu Apr 19 23:13:03 UTC 2001
> From: "Olson, Arthur David (NCI)" <olsona at dc37a.nci.nih.gov>
> Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 17:44:04 -0400
> I don't see any tools that use the latitude/longitude info
> in the zone.tab file. Surely after putting all the effort to gather
> the info, someone has something to use it. What am I missing?
I vaguely recall that the Red Hat preferences setup uses it (along
with a little map), but I don't have a handy pointer to the source code.
If you find one can you please email me a pointer to it? That would
be a nice thing to put into our web page. Thanks.
> I'm also looking for a tool to use the historical data. tzconvert.cgi
> is very nice, but it suffers from the Unix epochal restrictions and
> doesn't work before 1970 or after about 2037.
Surely this is a property of your Unix rather than of tzconvert.cgi
itself. However, I don't think the Olson code works well yet on hosts
with 64-bit time_t. (I haven't used it there myself.)
> Is there any other software that can handle other dates?
> Perhaps a little Java app?
ZoneInfo.java, perhaps? See <http://www.bmsi.com/java/#TZ>.
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