Clock-applet (gnome-panel) uses "GMT" in the names of timezones instead of "UTC"

Bug #725283 reported by Mikhail V. Golubev on 2011-02-25
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gnome-panel (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-panel

Now in the Timezone location settings we can see:

Japan (GMT+9)
China (GMT+8)
India (GMT+5:30)
Russia - Moscow Time (GMT+3 / GMT+4)
France (GMT+1 / GMT+2)
United Kingdom (GMT / GMT+1)
United States - Eastern Time (GMT-5 / GMT-4)
United States - Pacific Time (GMT-8 / GMT-7)
etc.

But the timezone names should be:

Japan (UTC+9)
China (UTC+8)
India (UTC+5:30)
Russia - Moscow Time (UTC+3 / UTC+4)
France (UTC+1 / UTC+2)
United Kingdom (UTC / UTC+1)
United States - Eastern Time (UTC-5 / UTC-4)
United States - Pacific Time (UTC-8 / UTC-7)
etc.

(I mean "UTC" instead of "GMT" in the name of each timezone).

For more information about UTC time scale read this article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UTC
"UTC replaced GMT as the basis for the main reference time scale or civil time in various regions on 1 January 1972."
GMT time scale is no longer supported (since 1970's). All time providers (NTP-servers, GPS, etc.) in our days use UTC time scale only for time synchronization.
GMT is deprecated. Why do you still use it in the TZ-names?

Just replace all the "GMT" with "UTC" in all TZ names. Thats all.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: gnome-panel 1:2.30.2-1ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-25.44-generic 2.6.35.10
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-25-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Feb 25 23:52:14 2011
ExecutablePath: /usr/lib/gnome-panel/clock-applet
GConfNonDefault:
 /apps/panel/general/applet_id_list=[trashapplet_screen0,workspace_switcher_screen0,window_list_screen0,show_desktop_button_screen0,indicator_applet_screen0,notification_area_screen0,clock_screen0,applet_1,applet_4]
 /apps/panel/general/object_id_list=[menu_bar_screen0,object_0,object_22,object_12,object_14,object_29,object_32,object_9,object_11,object_1,object_10,object_21,object_27]
 /apps/panel/general/show_program_list=true
 /apps/panel/general/toplevel_id_list=[bottom_panel_screen0,top_panel_screen0]
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release amd64 (20100429)
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=ru_RU.utf8
 LANGUAGE=en
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: gnome-panel

Mikhail V. Golubev (mvgolubev) wrote :
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. The issue that you reported is one that should be reproducible with the live environment of the Desktop CD of the development release - Oneiric Ocelot. It would help us greatly if you could test with it so we can work on getting it fixed in the next release of Ubuntu. You can find out more about the development release at http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/ . Thanks again and we appreciate your help.

Changed in gnome-panel (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
Mikhail V. Golubev (mvgolubev) wrote :

Hey! Are you kidding me?!
Ubuntu 11.10 uses Unity interface by default. There is no Gnome Desktop and no gnome-panel package as well in the Unity.
And in the Unity's Date&Time settings and in the Locations list there is neither GMT no UTC abbreviations.
No package - no bug.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for gnome-panel (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in gnome-panel (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2011-11-11
Changed in gnome-panel (Ubuntu):
status: Expired → Confirmed
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