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Timezone change in Russia [released]

asked 2014-10-08 19:30:26 +0300

Wickedsten gravatar image

updated 2014-10-08 21:15:14 +0300


As you may know, on October 26 there will be timezone change in Russia. Will new tzdata be included in update 9? I know that here in Russia we have not so big Jolla community, but it also will be useful for travellers from entire world...

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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by Wickedsten
close date 2014-12-22 13:41:50.166460



Not sure I understand what you are asking for regarding timezone change. Could you explain?

Neo ( 2014-10-08 20:29:14 +0300 )edit

F.ex. right now Moscow time is GMT +4 and there is no DST. From October 26 Moscow time will be GMT +3 and no DST. As far as I know patch for this is already released for Windows and Linux.

Wickedsten ( 2014-10-08 20:35:50 +0300 )edit

Right, voting up. Maybe too late for update 9 though.

Neo ( 2014-10-08 20:48:58 +0300 )edit

You can update time zone database directly on your Jolla phone with the Official IANA time zone date (tzdata).

Enter in developer mode (and devel-su), and runs these commandes:

# Check before update of time zone
[root@Jolla install]# export TZ="Europe/Moscow"; date -d "2014-10-27 12:00:00" -R


Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:00:00 +0400  <== not good

Update the tz database on your Jolla phone: # Download the tzdata archive [root@Jolla install]# curl http://www.iana.org/time-zones/repository/releases/tzdata2014h.tar.gz > tzdata2014h.tar.gz

# Uncompress in tzdata directory
[root@Jolla install]# mkdir tzdata && tar xfz tzdata2014h.tar.gz -C tzdata

# Update the Europa zone (include Russia)
[root@Jolla install]# zic tzdata/europe 

# Check after update
[root@Jolla install]# export TZ="Europe/Moscow"; date -d "2014-10-27 12:00:00" -R


Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:00:00 +0300  <= better
bean1 ( 2014-10-10 19:05:37 +0300 )edit

Thanks for good workaround!

Wickedsten ( 2014-10-10 19:23:25 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-10-09 12:44:35 +0300

slava gravatar image

Thanks for reminding us, we have almost missed it. Let's see if we can squeeze it into update9 (no guarantee though).

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Any update on this?

simo ( 2014-12-20 14:13:57 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-11-10 21:53:21 +0300

nix gravatar image

Jolla coming to Russia with incorrect timezone?

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Unfortunately, yes. Not the best first experience, I admit - to see your freshly bought phone showing you wrong time but there's nothing that can be done about it at this point. Update 10 will fix it.

slava ( 2014-11-14 14:40:24 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-12-22 13:29:42 +0300

nix gravatar image

Version, Vaarainjärvi - still Moscow time is GMT +3

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... And this is correct. So the issue is fixed.

Wickedsten ( 2014-12-22 13:41:32 +0300 )edit

Ah, yes! Sorry, entangled with timezone, because set it manually to the wrong timezone while waiting for fix. Thank`s Wickedsten, and thank you Jolla team.

nix ( 2014-12-22 14:44:28 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-10-25 02:33:53 +0300

nix gravatar image

updated 2014-10-25 02:44:03 +0300

What about the timezone update? Maybe it could be a hotfix?

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It didn't make it into update9, you will have to adjust the time manually on Sunday. Sorry about it. It will be in update10 for sure.

slava ( 2014-10-25 03:18:45 +0300 )edit

Ok, so, for a workaround, what is better: to update tzdata, as written above or just set another timezone with +3 and wait for update10?

nix ( 2014-10-25 12:33:16 +0300 )edit

If it were that easy, it would've been part of update9. Please update the time manually and wait for update10. Upgrade of tzdata isn't enough - timed configuration needs to be rebuilt too and that's quite a traumatic experience for an unprepared person. Not to mention missing translations for the new timezones and a few UI glitches that testing has discovered.

slava ( 2014-10-25 12:57:17 +0300 )edit

Ok, thank you!

nix ( 2014-10-25 13:10:34 +0300 )edit

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