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Re: Time zone differences: bad for update time tags?

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 15:38:20 -0400

On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 15:31, Tom Stepka <Tom.Stepka_at_noaa.gov> wrote:
> Running a MS Windows shop here. Repository on a server and there are two
> clients for parallel software development. One hitch: the clients have
> their TZ set to GMT while the server TZ is set to Eastern US.
> Does this setup pose any risks to updates, commits, etc? Will SVN server
> get confused by client time tags that may conceivably be 4 hours into the
> future according to the server clock.?

Subversion manages all dates internally as UTC. It's used by teams
spread around the world, so if there was a problem with this, I'm sure
it would have been found by now.

The only place you might have trouble is if you're sharing a WC via
the network between 2 client systems with different timezones set. But
a shared WC is not a supported/recommended configuration in the first

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Received on 2008-10-16 21:38:28 CEST

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