What happened to the rest? Did you select them manually?
I had "borrowed" the list from another board software that uses PHP timezone handling. I have now updated the list using the Olson database which gives 410 timezone regions. The list could use some improvements with better descriptions and grouping of regions.
Sierron wrote:Yeah, but the auto-detect is bad. I have "United States/New York Eastern Time" auto selected :/
I didn't do the auto-detect due to time restrictions and due to the fact that auto-detect detects only the timezone offset and not the timezone region. The timezone regions do have a latitude/longitude listing so it may be possible to determine a user's timezone region from the user's location.
naderman wrote: Dicky wrote:
Sierron wrote:besides that: Why do you use GMT and not UTC?
Why do we even use either one of them? I thought the idea of switching to PHP timezone handling was so the user wouldn't have to worry about timezone offsets and whether DST is set. The user only has to select a location within their timezone and PHP will calculate the timezone setting and DST offset.
It is only displayed to help locate the right location in the drop down more easily.
Another way to help find the right location is to put the location's current time in the description, although that may be too much overhead.