Bug 438899 - intlclock doesn't handle NTP, timezone is somewhat odd
Summary: intlclock doesn't handle NTP, timezone is somewhat odd
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-applets
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-03-25 21:05 UTC by Bill Nottingham
Modified: 2014-03-17 03:13 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 16:16:50 UTC

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Description Bill Nottingham 2008-03-25 21:05:44 UTC
Description of problem:

Right now, we have both system-config-date and intlclock in the default desktop
install. That's bad.

The two things in s-c-date that are missing in intlclock:
- NTP support
- Timezone isn't as obvious - it's not referenced under the 'Adjust Date and
Time' choice

With those addressed (in some way), we can remove s-c-date from the default
install. Yay for less duplication!

(We could pre-emptively remove s-c-date, I suppose.)

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Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2008-03-26 00:30:03 UTC
Of course, anaconda's timezone widgets are just used straight from
system-config-date.  So removing it would be bad from that point of view.

Comment 2 Matthias Clasen 2008-03-26 16:17:56 UTC
Its not bad bad, just a little bit of redundancy. 

But I agree that it would be good if we could get to the point where s-c-d is
deemed unnecessary. 

From my perspective, NTP should just be on by default, and should be handled by

Bill, for the timezone, what would you want to do in the "Time settings" dialog
? I could add some text explaining that you should use the main ui to select a
different timezone. I'm also talking to geoclue upstream to get automatic
location updates.

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2008-03-26 16:20:58 UTC
I forgot, there's also system-clock-is-UTC-or-localtime that s-c-d handles.
Which is a pain to try and expose, but that's Windows breaking things for you.

I wonder if a 'Change timezone...' button that pops the location dialog would
work? Of course, this is all 2.24, things at this point.

Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 06:50:56 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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