EU BST-->GMT issue
D.Rhys-Jones at F5.com
Thu Aug 30 15:50:50 UTC 2007
Yep, that's exactly it. Mental note, test EU DST changes by setting UTC.
Thanks a lot all! I look forward to bugging you all further!
Dafydd Rhys-Jones | Software Test Engineer
From: Peter Ilieve [mailto:peter at aldie.co.uk]
Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2007 8:43 AM
To: tz at lecserver.nci.nih.gov
Subject: Re: EU BST-->GMT issue
> Is there a difference between the way EU runs vs how the US DST
> runs (revision, wise, not date and time wise). I ask this only
> because my US DST tests all worked appropriately, along with
> outlying areas (Virgin Islands, Guam, America Samoa, etc), and the
> EU one is the only one that acted in this behavior.
The EU rule in the tz data is unusual in specifying UTC transition
This reflects the way the European Union politicians legislated. They
don't much care which timezone a member state is in (and the EU is
too big east to west all to be in one) but they do insist that all
member states change their clocks, and all at the same time.
If you have been used to working with the US rules, which specify
wall clock times for the transitions, then this may be what has
caused problems with your tests.
Peter Ilieve peter at aldie.co.uk
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