Timezone issues

Martin Konold martin.konold at erfrakon.de
Mon May 26 09:54:00 CEST 2008


When entering a date e.g. for an event KDE Kontact should use

<time-zone>(GMT+01:00) Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rom, Stockholm, 


<time-zone>(GMT+02:00) Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rom, Stockholm, 

even though we currently have DST in Germany.

Rational: The timezone is solely dependend on the geographic location but not 
on the week. This is especially important for events spanning over DST 
switching sundays.

E.g. a daily recurring event at 12 noon like "lunch" shall always happen at 
the same time and not be affected by daylight saving time switches.

BTW: This is something which MS Outlook 2K3 does correct ;-)

Mit freundlichen Grüßen,
-- martin konold

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