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

James M Leddy james.leddy at canonical.com
Mon Aug 13 21:03:38 UTC 2012

On 08/13/2012 04:59 PM, Guy Harris wrote:
> On Aug 13, 2012, at 1:54 PM, James M Leddy wrote:
>> Interesting, I had no idea OS X was using geonames as well and just
>> assumed everyone was talking about Ubuntu Unity.
> Bad assumption.  If nothing else, it'll probably annoy the Fedora users, KDE users, and GNOME users. :-)
>> 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.
> If it's a question of code being written to use the database, it won't benefit any of the other distributions/DEs only if
> 	1) you don't give the code away
> or
> 	2) you do and nobody else picks it up.
> For the first of them, if your interest is in the open-source environments, giving it away would be a Good Thing.  For the second of them, well, that's *their* loss, especially if there are some upstream "date and time" configuration panels that they can all just pick up.

You forgot

        3) No one picks it up but they gripe that we forked
           indicator-datetime in the first place.

In all honesty I'd port the patch to gnome time picker to avoid that.

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