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Subject svn commit: r900517 - in /subversion: site/publish/faq.html trunk/www/dst-2007.html
Date Mon, 18 Jan 2010 19:21:44 GMT
Author: cmpilato
Date: Mon Jan 18 19:21:44 2010
New Revision: 900517

* trunk/www/dst-2007.html
  Convert this statement...

* site/publish/faq.html
  ...into a general FAQ item.


Modified: subversion/site/publish/faq.html
--- subversion/site/publish/faq.html (original)
+++ subversion/site/publish/faq.html Mon Jan 18 19:21:44 2010
@@ -57,6 +57,8 @@
     get more information?</a></li>  
 <li><a href="#moderation">Why isn't my post showing up on the mailing
+<li><a href="#dst-2007">How is Subversion affected by the 2007 changes
+    in Daylight Savings Time (DST)?</li>
@@ -667,6 +669,31 @@
+<div class="h3" id="dst-2007" title="dst-2007">
+<h3>How is Subversion affected by the 2007 changes in Daylight Savings Time (DST)?</h3>
+<p>In August 2005 the US Congress passed the Energy Policy Act, which
+changes the dates of both the start and end of daylight saving time
+(DST).  When this law went into effect in 2007, DST started three
+weeks earlier (2:00 A.M. on the second Sunday in March) and 
+ended one week later (2:00 A.M. on the first Sunday in November)
+than what had traditionally occurred.  For more information see:
+<a href="">
+<p>These changes to DST do not require any special changes or fixes to
+the Subversion code.  Subversion primarily uses dates/times to record
+when changes have been committed to the repository.  This code runs
+on the server and gets the current date/time from the operating system
+and converts it to UTC using routines provided by the operating system.
+The Subversion client receives these dates from the server and converts
+them to the local time zone for display using routines provided by
+the client operating system.  As such, you should only need to install
+the patches provided for your operating system and really you should
+only need to make sure the time on the server is properly adjusted
+for DST.</p>

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