[ros-dev] ReactOS Setup Wizard Scroll Bar for Timezone.

Adam Babcock adam at nemesys.ca
Sat Nov 27 15:32:17 CET 2004

Alex Ionescu wrote:
> Adam Babcock wrote:
>> K McI wrote:
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>>> Mike Swanson wrote:
>>> | I don't mind the Windows default... I am in the Pacific Time Zone
>>> (Seattle) :P
>>> But say you're in Germany. If you've previously told ROS that you speak
>>> German, wouldn't it make sense to default to whatever timezone Germany
>>> is in? (Windows may already do this, I don't know)
>> While it makes sense, windows does not already do this.
> I don't think that's a valid assumption. Many of us choose French as 
> default language, but we wouldn't want to be placed in the France 
> timezone. Of course, Windows does ask for "Location", and it should at 
> least use that for a timezone guess, but the language selection 
> shouldn't be a factory, imo. Unless you want to get into bloated code 
> such as if (Location == CANADA && Language == FR) Timezone = Quebec.
> Then again, choosing Seattle isn't better either. I would just start 
> with GMT as default. Makes everyone happy.
> Best regards,
> Alex Ionescu
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As I also live in Montreal, I can't believe I didn't think about that. 
Having ROS select a default timezone based on location also would not 
work, even your example based on location and language, for example, 
there are a large number of French speaking people living in Alberta. 
Perhaps starting with GMT would be the best for a default.

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