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-- PeterThoeny - 25 Apr 2001

For some unknown reason, the plugin at TWiki.org can't read any page at www.bsdi.com, like http://www.bsdi.com/date?Europe/Zurich. So a TWiki topic containing %LOCALCITYTIME{"Europe/Zurich"}% times out after some time. Any ideas???

-- PeterThoeny - 14 Jul 2001

Maybe it would be a good idea to avoid an Internet lookup just to calculate the time of day - seems a bit heavyweight. Perhaps there is a CPAN module that does this, which could be downloaded to support a version of this plugin that doesn't depend on bsdi.com?

-- RichardDonkin - 18 Aug 2001

This plugin is currently broken since the originating script URL delivering the time changed from http://www.bsdi.com/date changed to http://www.bsdi.com/xdate

BSDI / Wind River is currently moving all www.bsdi.com content to www.windriver.com, the /date script disappeared with that. BSDI folks have been very responsive to my request and brought back the script, although for technical reasons with a different URL. I will update the plugin soon. In the mean time you can fix the plugin by replacing all occurances of /date with /xdate.

-- PeterThoeny - 25 Apr 2002

After installing this plugin, I replaced all occurences of "/date" with "/xdate" in the "LocalCityPlugin.pm" file. Even then it's not working. When I type in

 LOCALCITYTIME{"Europe/Zurich"}, enclosed with % signs 

I get an error message: content-type: text/plainERROR: TWiki::Net::getUrl connect: Connection refused (Europe/Zurich) What do I do?

-- SaumitraBhaumik - 03 Feb 2003

The www.bsdi.com server is decommissioned, with that, the Date and Time gateway is no longer available. I inherited the script from the BSD folks (thanks Jeff smile ), enhanced it and installed it here on TWiki.org, http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/xtra/tzdate

New Plugin version is posted with these changes:

  • Reflect new URL and format of gateway
  • Choice of faster internal date calculation based on BSD / Linux style zoneinfo files and date command

The related LocalTimePlugin depends on an extra Perl module.

-- PeterThoeny - 24 Nov 2003

Can you distribute that script as part of the plugin? That seems preferable to hitting the TWiki server with unrelated traffic.

-- MartinCleaver - 24 Nov 2003

There is no need because the Plugin contains now part of that script (setting timezone based on zoneinfo files and calling the date command)

-- PeterThoeny - 24 Nov 2003

checked .zip into CVSplugins:LocalCityTimePlugin

-- WillNorris - 24 Nov 2004

I'm getting a lot of view: Use of uninitialized value in concatenation (.) or string at /var/www/brightcarvings.com/TWiki/lib/TWiki/Plugins/LocalCityTimePlugin.pm

in my apache logs. I tried to fix it but it doesn'treally make a lot of sense to me (where it's trying to rstore $ENV from $saveTZ). My limited knowledge of Perl doesn't seem to be able to fix it

-- ChrisHogan - 01 Dec 2006

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