FW: Romance Time (forwarded with permission)

tony.milton at bnpparibas.com tony.milton at bnpparibas.com
Fri Jun 30 09:02:33 UTC 2000

There is a timezone editor in the NT resource kit.



From:     Peter.Hullah at eurocontrol.fr on 30/06/2000 08:56

To:  alex

cc:  Antoine.Leca, tz, TStratford

bcc: Tony Milton

Subject: Re: FW: Romance Time (forwarded with permission)

The following URL gives the official Mickeysoft solution to changes in
time zones this year.


To change any other timezone problems you have to edit the registry, modifying
values that I can't find any documentation on. But then that's Mickeysoft for
you - can't
trust users to fix their bugs for them and won't do it for themselves.


PS Where did MS get "Romance Daylight Time" from anyway? Just another of their

Alex LIVINGSTON wrote:

> 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 time
> >> > called Romance Time.  The research is for one of our software customers
> >> > and we cannot find much pertaining to the subject at all.  Is their some
> >> > information which you could supply me about the subject or some resources
> >> > which I could further research?  Thank you very much for your time and
> >> > cooperation.
> >
> >'Romance' is the name used for Europe/Paris and Europe/Madrid
> >areas in the Windows time zone database.
> >
> >
> >Hope it helps,
> >
> >Antoine
> 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
> computers...
> 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 OS's
> Date & Time control panel (presumably its 'cty#' resource) to effect the
> same adjustment.
> Thanks for your attention.
> --Alex
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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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