FW: Romance Time (forwarded with permission)
Dave at camel.co.uk
Fri Jun 30 08:24:04 UTC 2000
re "makes me wonder whether that [Windows NT registry] could be
For Windows NT see the MS note Q176513 (in the MSDN Lbrary CDs or on the web
at http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q176/5/13.ASP) for an
example of ading a timezone to the list in Windows which can be selected
from the Time/Date control panel applet. Although it doesn't talk about it
in the article I expect you could then save that new subtree (as a .reg
file) which can be "executed" on a(nother) user's computer.
PS Apologies if I've broken etiquette by replying to the wrong names, I'm
new on this mailing list. Point me to the FAQ!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alex LIVINGSTON [SMTP:alex at agsm.edu.au]
> Sent: 30 June 2000 04:25
> To: Antoine Leca
> Cc: tz at elsie.nci.nih.gov; Tim Stratford
> Subject: Re: FW: Romance Time (forwarded with permission)
> At 18:49 +0200 2000-06-29, Antoine Leca wrote:
> >> > From: Tim Stratford [SMTP:TStratford at oneworldsoftware.com]
> >> > Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2000 10:44 AM
> >> > To: 'ado at elsie.nci.nih.gov'
> >> > Subject: One quick question please....
> >> >
> >> > Dear Arthur David Olson,
> >> > Today I was doing research concerning a time zone or aspect of
> >> > called Romance Time. The research is for one of our software
> >> > and we cannot find much pertaining to the subject at all. Is their
> >> > information which you could supply me about the subject or some
> >> > which I could further research? Thank you very much for your time
> >> > cooperation.
> >'Romance' is the name used for Europe/Paris and Europe/Madrid
> >areas in the Windows time zone database.
> >Hope it helps,
> I'm sure someone'll tell me if this is initiating a discussion that is not
> relevant to the tz mailing list, but it involves keeping track of time on
> I'm not a Windows afficionado, and I doubt I'll ever be, but the
> installation where I work now consists mostly of machines running one
> version of Windows or another (at this stage mostly Windows NT 4).
> As southeastern Australia (where I am) is starting daylight saving
> considerably earlier this year than hitherto, I was concerned to know how
> all our Windows boxes (especially our servers) could be made to behave
> civilly in this circumstance. I asked a colleage this week about whether a
> suitable patch or update from Microsoft (for NT) was possible, but he said
> only service packs, which require bringing down the machine, were issued.
> The only way we could see of getting around the problem was by setting the
> machines' time zone to "(GMT +11:00) Magadan, Solomon Is., New Caledonia"
> until the date when NT thinks daylight saving starts in our zone ("...
> Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne", from memory). Your (Antoine's) mention of
> "the Windows time zone database" makes me wonder whether that could be
> edited instead.
> I'd also be interested to know if anyone's worked out how to patch Mac
> Date & Time control panel (presumably its 'cty#' resource) to effect the
> same adjustment.
> Thanks for your attention.
> Alex LIVINGSTON
> Macintosh and Lotus Notes Support / Information Technology (IT)
> Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM)
> UNSW SYDNEY NSW 2052 / Australia
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> Time : UTC+11---[last Mar. Sun.---UTC+10---[last Aug. Sun.---UTC+11---
> At midday today, Friday, June 30,
> time since epoch (1-1-1 at 00:00:00) is
> 730300.5 days = 1999.49485616 average Gregorian years
> time until 3rd millennium, 21st century, 201st decade, 2001st year is
> 184.5 days = .50514384 average Gregorian years
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