Daylight Savings Time Patch.

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Edgar

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Jan 22, 2007, 4:30:32 PM1/22/07
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Not sure if this is the same one posted before that didn't work, but here is
the patch directly from Microsoft (seems OEMs weren't working to get this
out) to update the Daylight Savings Time on your PDA.

http://www.edgeblog.net/2007/daylight-saving-time-windows-mobile-fix/

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rick cameron

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Jan 29, 2007, 4:03:34 PM1/29/07
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I just tried this on my WM 2003 PPC (a Viewsonic V37) and it looks like it
worked!

Thanks

- rick

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david

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Jan 31, 2007, 2:21:38 AM1/31/07
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Doesnt appear to work for WM5 on my dopod...
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Chris Laarman

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Jan 31, 2007, 6:29:47 AM1/31/07
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david (dmier...@hotmail.com) in 11702280...@angel.amnet.net.au:

> Doesnt appear to work for WM5 on my dopod...

The fall-back option would be: remembering (as a recurring item with an
alarm?) to synchronize your device with your desktop soon after the shift in
and out of DST.

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rick cameron

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Jan 31, 2007, 10:23:34 PM1/31/07
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Hi, David

How did you test it? I used an app (PocketStars - highly recommended, if you
want a star-gazing app) that shows info about dates in the future. It
correctly showed that standard time will be in force on 10 March and DST on
11 March.

Cheers

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Todd Allcock

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Jan 31, 2007, 11:02:42 PM1/31/07
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At 31 Jan 2007 16:21:38 +0900 david wrote:
> Doesnt appear to work for WM5 on my dopod...


Did you follow the instructions further down the blog? You need to
switch time zones to any other zone (and then back to your correct zone,
of course) to get WinMobile to "read" the registry changes.

After I did that it worked on my WM5 HTC Wizard (a Dopod 838 equivalent,
IIRC.)


Edgar

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Feb 1, 2007, 2:38:42 PM2/1/07
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Correct, it didn't show up till after I did this.

david

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Feb 2, 2007, 1:06:12 AM2/2/07
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Hi Rick

I'm trying to get it to work for the new DST change here in Western
Australia which came into effect in December. Currently my phone time is an
hour behind (ie not on DST) so that synchronisation will work correctly.

I tested it by looking at the time difference between the local time (Perth)
and the 'visiting' location which I have set to London for GMT. The
difference between the two is 8 hours and should be nine.

Also at synch time I would expect the time on the phone to be the same as on
my desktop, instead the phone is an hour behind.

I did a 'soft reset' after updating the registry to make sure I was picking
up the latest registry.

Any suggestions appreciated!

David


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david

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Feb 2, 2007, 1:08:21 AM2/2/07
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I'm trying to get it to work for the new DST change here in Western
Australia which came into effect in December. Currently my phone time is an
hour behind (ie not on DST) so that synchronisation will work correctly.

I tested it by looking at the time difference between the local time (Perth)
and the 'visiting' location which I have set to London for GMT. The
difference between the two is 8 hours and should be nine.

Also at synch time I would expect the time on the phone to be the same as on
my desktop, instead the phone is an hour behind.

I did a 'soft reset' after updating the registry to make sure I was picking
up the latest registry.

Any suggestions appreciated!

David


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Todd Allcock

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Feb 2, 2007, 3:43:44 AM2/2/07
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At 02 Feb 2007 15:08:21 +0900 david wrote:
> I'm trying to get it to work for the new DST change here in Western
> Australia which came into effect in December. Currently my phone time
is an
> hour behind (ie not on DST) so that synchronisation will work correctly.


Ah, that's the problem. The fix posted is for the new DST rules in the
US and Canada. It doesn't cover the Australian changes.


rick cameron

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Feb 2, 2007, 11:59:46 AM2/2/07
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Hi, David

It looks like the easiest solution is for you to set the time zone on the
phone to one of the GMT+9 choices (e.g. Seoul, Tokyo or Yakutsk!) until you
switch back to standard time.

Otherwise, you'll have to edit your registry. I gave instructions on how to
do this in a posting in this NG on 12 Jan, titled New Daylight Saving rules.
If you want more info, please let me know.

Cheers

- rick

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Peter Groves

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Feb 2, 2007, 4:00:34 PM2/2/07
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"rick cameron" <rick.c...@decisionscrystal.com> wrote in message
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> Hi, David
>
> It looks like the easiest solution is for you to set the time zone on the
> phone to one of the GMT+9 choices (e.g. Seoul, Tokyo or Yakutsk!) until
you
> switch back to standard time.

Not a good idea: I did that (with Vladivsotok) when Melbourne had an extra
week of summer time last year, with the result that appointments made on
Vladivostok time were shifted an hour forward when I went back to Eastern
Standard Time -- consequently I was an hour late to give a (non-routine)
lecture that was negotiated during the Vladivostok week.

Peter

david

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Feb 4, 2007, 8:06:25 PM2/4/07
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Hi Rick

Changing the time zone on the phone is not an option for me as I have many
multi time zone appointments and I use the 'visiting location' heavily when
travelling.

I've taken a look at the WM registry entries for the US DST changes as well
as the WINXP registry entry for Western Australia and have constructed a
registry entry for WM5. Its on my device but doesnt seem to have had any
effect. The registry entry file is listed below. I'd appreciate you sending
me your instructions or having a look at what I've done to see if I've
gotten it wrong somewhere.

Thanks

David

.reg file...

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\TimeZones\W. Australia Standard Time]
"Display"="(GMT+08:00) Perth"
"Dlt"="W. Australia Daylight Time"
"Std"="W. Australia Standard Time"
"MapID"="16,17"
"Index"=dword:000000e1
"TZI"=hex:20,fe,ff,ff,00,00,00,00,c4,ff,ff,ff,00,00,03,00,00,00,05,00,03,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,0c,00,00,00,01,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,00,00


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rick cameron

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Feb 5, 2007, 2:03:28 AM2/5/07
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Hi, David

That's quite different from what I have on my PPC 2003.

1) I have HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Timezones - the z is not
capitalised

2) The subkeys of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Timezones are
numbers, not names

3) Each subkey has a TZI value that looks rather like the one below, and one
has a Display value as well. But none have any of the other values - Dlt,
Std, MapID or Index

Where did you get the format for the settings? Perhaps WM 5 supports more
than PPC 2003...

Finally, to make it work I had to change the TZ away from my usual one
(Pacific) and back again. On the PPC 2003 the settings for the current TZ
are in HKLM\Time:TimeZoneInformation. The stuff under
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Timezones is a database of possible
settings.

Cheers

- rick

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david

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Feb 5, 2007, 3:05:58 AM2/5/07
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Thanks Rick - the capitalisation made no difference.

I copied the registry entries from my WinXP registry - a suggestion from
someone on the group. Obviously the WM5 and WinXP registries aren't quite
the same. I havent been able to find from anyone just what I need to add to
the CAB file (or registry) to get WM5 to recognise the West Australian
entry.

David
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rick cameron

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Feb 5, 2007, 4:39:41 PM2/5/07
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Hi, David

The contents of the TZI value look plausible - it's the same length as the
TZI values in the registry on my PPC. I think that all we need to figure out
is the appropriate number to use for the subkey of
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Timezones under which to put this. I
think this is the value of HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Clock:TZIndex.

Try putting just the TZI data under
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Timezones\<index> where <index> is the
value of HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Clock:TZIndex.

Cheers

- rick


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david

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Feb 6, 2007, 9:24:05 PM2/6/07
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Ok... have extended the INF file to include Western Australia... now.. is
there anywhere I can get hold of CABWIZ to build the CAB file without going
through all the effort to install Visual Studio and its pre-requisites ? The
WM5 SDK wont install unless Visual Studio is there.. and Visual Studio needs
other pieces... *sigh*

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rick cameron

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Feb 7, 2007, 12:06:02 AM2/7/07
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Sorry, can't help you there - I haven't used CABWIZ.

BTW, have you seen this:
http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/articles.php?action=expand,53751

Cheers

- rick

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david

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Feb 7, 2007, 2:41:52 AM2/7/07
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Rick! Thanks heaps! Someone else has done all the hard work and saved me the
trouble. Thanks a lot for all the help on this. Works a treat!


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rick cameron

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Glad to hear it works - Cheers!

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