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by Mvastango
Sat Jul 17, 2004 9:09 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] New features discussion
Topic: Daylight Saving Time (DST) within one country
Replies: 103
Views: 56180

Re: Daylight Saving Time (DST) within one country

I'm not too sure about that. I just did this proof-of-concept (feel free to use in a mod) and it seems to be going pretty quick. Granted, I'm testing it on a pretty fast server... <?php //define time zone info $TZ = array( 'timezone_name' => 'New York/US', 'timzone_normal_offset' => -5, 'timzone_obs...
by Mvastango
Sat Jul 17, 2004 6:13 am
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] New features discussion
Topic: Daylight Saving Time (DST) within one country
Replies: 103
Views: 56180

Re: Daylight Saving Time (DST) within one country

Well it's pretty easy to keep track of... the user just specifies their location from a drop-down in the UCP. The location id or whatever would be stored in the users table, and linked up to a listing of locations and their time zone info.
by Mvastango
Sat Jul 17, 2004 5:48 am
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] New features discussion
Topic: Daylight Saving Time (DST) within one country
Replies: 103
Views: 56180

Re: Daylight Saving Time (DST) within one country

What do you mean, "It wouldn't be fully automatic"? I meant region as in country/state/locale. The data associated with that country/state/locale would dictate whether or not it had DST and if so, when it starts/ends.
by Mvastango
Sat Jul 17, 2004 4:12 am
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] New features discussion
Topic: Daylight Saving Time (DST) within one country
Replies: 103
Views: 56180

Re: Daylight Saving Time (DST) within one country

If this were to be implimented, it would most likely have to store data for each region in either an array, or in the database, and then load the correct data based on the user's settings.
by Mvastango
Fri Jul 09, 2004 5:04 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] New features discussion
Topic: Daylight Saving Time (DST) within one country
Replies: 103
Views: 56180

Re: Daylight Saving Time (DST) within one country

The fact that it's a daylight savings time is of no relevance, it could be any timezone. Taking a real life look at this, the situation is exactly the same as if I live in GMT and someone else lives in Europe on the GMT+1 timezone. If both of us have our profiles set up for our local time, we'll bo...
by Mvastango
Fri Jul 09, 2004 4:55 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] New features discussion
Topic: Daylight Saving Time (DST) within one country
Replies: 103
Views: 56180

Re: Daylight Saving Time (DST) within one country

The problem that I think you are missing is that handling it the way you want it has strange side effects. For example if I post at 01:40 DST and again at 01:20 non-DST on the morning where the clocks change, which post displays first? If you display them in the order they were posted it looks odd,...
by Mvastango
Thu Jul 08, 2004 4:51 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] New features discussion
Topic: Daylight Saving Time (DST) within one country
Replies: 103
Views: 56180

Re: Daylight Saving Time (DST) within one country

So that means to get things displayed the way you want a lot of extra calculations have to be made at the time the data is displayed. This could slow page times down a fair bit. So you want the devs to spend a lot of time implementing a new feature that alters the way the board works in a way that ...
by Mvastango
Wed Jul 07, 2004 4:43 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] New features discussion
Topic: Daylight Saving Time (DST) within one country
Replies: 103
Views: 56180

Re: Daylight Saving Time (DST) within one country

To me, it's just common sense that the time should always be shown correctly. That being said, the time to program, or the computer resources necessary to process the time based on a user's location is probably too great to be worth it. I can not think of a single application where post times need t...
by Mvastango
Wed Jul 07, 2004 2:40 am
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: The Template Speed and Query times
Replies: 11
Views: 4988

Re: The Template Speed and Query times

One thing that I noticed when I was testing out 2.1 was that the debug info that is included in the page display. Since the time info is generated and sent to the template before the template engine does the brunt of it's work (compiling/parsing), it obviously isn't included in the debug info. I don...
by Mvastango
Wed Jun 16, 2004 12:46 am
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] New features discussion
Topic: What is "Load"?
Replies: 14
Views: 8439

Re: What is "Load"?

Well, in Johnny's defense, he might not have known that 'Load' refers to 'unix' load and googling for simply 'what is load' yeilds a very disturbing image of a middle aged man in untactfully tight atire.