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No Update for PalmOS

02/18/07 | by JAdP | Categories: Computers and Internet

I told my partner that I was logging off from Adium to allow my MacBookPro to restart after doing the three updates currently available, one is a security update, one for the changes to Daylight Savings Time in the USA and Canada, and one is a Java for MacOSX 10.4 update that also accounts for the DST changes. This prompted her to ask if there was an update for our Palm Lifedrives. After checking Palm, Access, forums and Google, I would have to say there isn't, at least not yet. I'm not sure how my Mark/Space Missing Sync with it's time sync conduit might handle this, once DST actually begins, but there is a related discussion going on in their forums, as well as one in the Palm forums.

As an aside, I am really interested in the Access NetFront Browser 3.5, which I found along the way, but that will have to wait for another day.

Adapting what Scott [SGruby] gave in the Mark/Space Forum, and what Alan Grassia gives in his blog, here's a manual solution for handling this problem. Hopefully, Access or Palm will come out with an update to resolve this issue. One thing to keep in mind is that while the USA and Canada are changing to these new rules, Mexico is not, and I have no idea what other countries are doing. And even within the USA, not all states use DST. You're going to have to adapt every city in your time zone database to get it right, especially if you travel a lot.

  1. Go into Preferences from your Palm's application launcher
  2. Select Date & Time
  3. To the right of Location, select the last item in the drop down list "Edit List..."
  4. Select a time zone by city, such as San Francisco
  5. Select Edit, a screen will appear listing Name: cityName, Time Zone, a checkbox "This location observes Daylight Savings Time", Start and End.
  6. To the right of Start:, select the rule shown and reset it to be the Second Sunday in March, by selecting March in the months listed at the top, then "Second" from the drop down list to the right of "Week:" and "Sunday" from the drop down list to the right of "Day:".
  7. Select OK
  8. Select to the rule shown to the right of "End:", and reset it to the first Sunday in November, by selecting November in the months listed at the top, then "First" from the drop down list to the right of "Week:" and "Sunday" from the drop down list to the right of "Day:".
  9. Select OK
  10. Check that the Start and End rules are what you need, Select OK
  11. Repeat for each City of concern to you. For me, this was...

    • Berkeley
    • Chicago
    • Dallas
    • Denver
    • Los Angeles
    • Los Gatos
    • Montara
    • Montreal
    • Moss Beach
    • New York
    • Oakland
    • Pacifica
    • Palo Alto
    • Redwood City
    • Redwood Shores
    • San Carlos
    • San Francisco
    • San Jose
    • Santa Clara
    • Santa Cruz
    • Seattle
    • Toronto
    • Tulsa
    • Washington, D.C.
  12. Select Done

You may note that I've added a bunch of cities. This is to better use the "location" feature in the calendar applications that I use.

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