[tz] [PATCH 0/1] Add Asia/Beijing

James M Leddy james.leddy at canonical.com
Mon Aug 13 20:54:01 UTC 2012

On 08/13/2012 04:50 PM, Guy Harris wrote:
> On Aug 13, 2012, at 1:39 PM, James M Leddy wrote:
>> Then there's the problem that even though you pick Beijing, you still
>> get the tack on Shanghai. It's hard to tell in China, but pick Miami, FL
>> or something and you'll see it's still in New York.
> That's a bug.  In OS X's System Preferences, I can drag the blue dot to Miami and it stays there, even though it's set /etc/localtime to link to America/New_York.

Interesting, I had no idea OS X was using geonames as well and just
assumed everyone was talking about Ubuntu Unity.

>> I'm talking with the indicator-datetime developers to see
>> if we can include the geonames database on the install medium,
> Is that a technical issue or a licensing issue?

Purely technical, I expect we'll go that route (or another route) if we
can't change the timezone database, but it'll cost developer time and
won't benefit any of the other distros/DEs.

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