[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#611841: Bug#611841: xfce4-panel clock does not notice time zone changes

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Wed Feb 2 20:19:37 UTC 2011

On mer., 2011-02-02 at 11:44 -0700, Bdale Garbee wrote:
> Package: xfce4-panel
> Version: 4.6.4-1
> The clock panel item does not appear to notice time zone changes.  
> I like having the time on my panel, using LCD mode to keep it small, 24
> hour time, displaying just the hours and minutes.  I travel a lot, and
> so change the system time zone setting relatively frequently.  When I
> use 'dpkg-reconfigure tzdata' to update the time zone from a shell, the
> clock does not notice the time zone has changed, and there appears to be
> no way from the gui to force it to rediscover the time zone. 
> Manually killing and restarting the xfce4-panel process works,
> suggesting the clock is only looking at the time zone during startup.  I
> would be satisfied with either a way to manually force the clock item to
> rediscover the time zone from the gui, or a code change causing it to
> notice such changes by itself on some reasonable interval.
> I see that this was reported and supposedly fixed in libxfcegui4 4.4.2,
> but that predates my use of xfce4, see Debian bugs #429380 and #387050.


I can't test on 4.6 right now but on 4.8 the clock plugin does notice
the tz change (at refresh time, so usually after a second or a minute
max depending on what is displayed). I'll check on 4.6 tomorrow and
report back.

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