GUI for setting timezone
rgm at htt-consult.com
Thu Aug 23 20:00:22 CEST 2018
On 08/23/2018 11:24 AM, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> Reopening this discussion...
> On 06/12/2018 05:58 AM, Andreas Müller wrote:
>> On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 11:46 AM, Igor Zakharov <f2404 at yandex.ru> wrote:
>>> 12.06.2018, 03:17, "Lars Behrens" <lars.behrens at kit.edu>:
>>>> So IMO the fastest way to set the timezone is to change the symlink
>>>> (as root).
>>>> ln -sf /usr/share/[YourZone]/[YourCity] /etc/localtime
>>> Another option is using systemd's timedatectl:
>>> timedatectl set-timezone US/Eastern
>> FWIW: I sent a patch series ages ago  but that was rejected with
>> something like 'nobody needs such thing'. Since then I use it more or
>> less daily and maintain it for Openembedded/Yocto builds , I won't
>> work for 4.13 / GTK3 but once I have some cycles left I will port.
>>  https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=10354
>>  https://github.com/schnitzeltony/xfce4-settings/tree/for-oe-4.12.3
> I have learned that system-config-date, though noarch and the F25
> version works just fine on F28, is written in python2, so it is only a
> matter of time until it dies. This seems to be considered a desktop
> experience issue so I bounce back here to see if we can get movement
> to have something working. Perhaps for Fedora 29; though I could test
> out on F28...
Adam Williamson of Fedoraproject just added that system-config-date also
uses GTK +2. Another barrier to being updated. He also said that:
"the ancient system-config-* tools in
general are being / have been retired, with the intent that desktops
should provide replacement functionality. At least GNOME and KDE
So make sure Xfce has or will deal with the lot of them...
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