Missing pixmap for Australia/Eucla timezone

Bug #651064 reported by Bastien Nocera on 2010-09-29
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
ubiquity (Ubuntu)
Paul Sladen

Bug Description

gnome-control-center uses the same pixmaps as the Ubiquity installer for its "Date & Time" panel.

Two highlight pixmaps are missing:

  timezone_8.75.png (Eucla, Australia)
  timezone_14.png (Christmas Island, Pacific)

These need adding to:


The images that make up the system are:


It appears that 'cc.png' is a mask (test) layer. That 'bg.png' is a background, and that the rest are (separate) overlays displayed when over a 'cc.png' offset.

The overlays seem to have been generated from a gigantic file called 'tz_map.svgz' which takes about 1.5GB of RAM to open in Inkscape.

However, a pixmap seems to be missing for the Australia/Eucla timezone:
(gnome-control-center:2782): datetime-properties-WARNING **: Could not load hilight: Failed to open file '/usr/share/gnome-control-center/ui/datetime/timezone_8.75.png': No such file or directory

See also https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=630261

Bastien Nocera (hadess) wrote :

Another file is missing:
datetime-properties-Message: File 'timezone_14.png' missing for zone 'Pacific/Kiritimati'

Paul Sladen (sladen) on 2010-11-17
affects: ubiquity → bugzilla.gnome.org
affects: bugzilla.gnome.org → gnome-control-center
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Paul Sladen (sladen) on 2010-11-17
Changed in ubiquity:
status: New → Incomplete
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Paul Sladen (sladen) on 2010-11-17
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in buttons:
assignee: nobody → Otto Greenslade (otto-chaotic)
affects: ubiquity → null
affects: buttons → ubiquity
Changed in null:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Changed in ubiquity:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Didier Roche (didrocks)
Changed in gnome-control-center:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → New
Bastien Nocera (hadess) wrote :

This is the Olsen map for timezones.

Marked as A:
datetime-cc-panel-Message: File 'timezone_8.75.png' missing for zone 'Australia/Eucla'

Marked as B:
datetime-cc-panel-Message: File 'timezone_14.png' missing for zone 'Pacific/Kiritimati'

For the Christmas Islands, see also the borders outlines on Wikipedia:

I wanted to add those zones myself, but it seems that the tiles were not created using those images as sources, as the border lines and a number of items in the maps are fuzzy.

Could you please upload the original file for those tiles?

Paul Sladen (sladen) on 2011-03-08
Changed in ubiquity:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
assignee: Otto Greenslade (otto-chaotic) → Paul Sladen (sladen)
Paul Sladen (sladen) on 2011-03-08
description: updated
Paul Sladen (sladen) wrote :

Situation report, I've had emailed to be a gigantic 2.7MB SVG file which appears to have been the source of all of the overlay renderings.

description: updated
Frédéric Péters (fpeters) wrote :

I didn't see that last comment so I spent some time today recreating the missing files, directly in bitmap form; they have now been pushed in gnome-control-center.

Changed in gnome-control-center:
status: New → Fix Released
Didier Roche (didrocks) wrote :

(seems that Paul is handling the ubiquity part, unsuscribing)

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
assignee: Didier Roche (didrocks) → nobody
Paul Sladen (sladen) wrote :

Still blocked on getting a legal statement about CIA PD and CAA interaction.

Curtis Hovey (sinzui) on 2011-11-11
no longer affects: null
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2012-10-16
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Paul Sladen (sladen)
no longer affects: ubiquity
Paul Sladen (sladen) wrote :

Acknowledged. Just making some (re-)enquiries.

Paul Sladen (sladen) wrote :

Now split out into:


affects: ubiquity → timezonemap
Bastien Nocera (hadess) wrote :

We ran into more problems with the timezone map. Are the source files available somewhere now?

Bastien Nocera (hadess) wrote :

revno: 22 [merge]
fixes bug: https://launchpad.net/bugs/892370
committer: Dmitrijs Ledkovs <email address hidden>
branch nick: timezonemap
timestamp: Wed 2013-03-27 17:22:30 +0000
  * Simplfy setting location
  * Use latitude/longitude for local cities as well (LP: #892370)
  * Add m4 directory to prevent aclocal from complaining.
  * Include cities with greater than 15000 people locally.
  * Add original timezone svg map, thanks to Otto for finding it.
revno: 21
committer: Dmitrijs Ledkovs <email address hidden>
branch nick: timezonemap
timestamp: Wed 2013-03-27 17:18:44 +0000
  Add the original traced svg

Thanks for the heads up...

On 7 November 2013 18:44, Bastien Nocera <email address hidden> wrote:
> We ran into more problems with the timezone map. Are the source files
> available somewhere now?

Yes, in lp:timezonemap. In src/data there is the original svg. I think
in the svg one needs to modify layers and union/subtract them and then
generate new set of timezone bands.
My SVG / vector skills are not up to scratch to perform those tasks.



Bastien Nocera (hadess) wrote :

Now the question is, where's the code to generate the split-off timezone PNGs given that SVG map?

Paul Sladen (sladen) wrote :

Hadess: I had been looking that this; and my presumption is that each layer shown/hidden/exported from Inkscape one at a time. But it's definitely something that I'll make scripted so it's easy to re-export the whole suite at $preferred_bitmap_size.

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