Plea to Microsoft to allow RTC=UTC
AntoineLeca at multimania.com
Tue Jul 3 08:50:33 UTC 2001
Markus Kuhn ha escrit:
> I have managed to get someone inside Microsoft interested in the
> problems of the old MS-DOS convention of keeping the RTC in some local
> time that is not further specified in the CMOS RAM data. I was asked to
> write up a case to convince Microsoft management to dedicate resources
> for fixing this and enabling the Windows RTC driver to maintain the
> battery clock in Universal Time instead of local time.
> I just did so on
> and I would like to invite all computer time gurus out there to review
> this brief essay before I send it off to Redmond.
Several (minor) points:
> Please let me know if you have any further
> - arguments
> - technical suggestions/proposals
> - related references
> - URLs of well-documented RTC DST problem stories
> that you think that whoever at Microsoft touches the Windows RTC code
> next should be aware of.
> Markus G. Kuhn, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK
> Email: mkuhn at acm.org, WWW: <http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/>
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