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Dan Lawrence

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DST Changes in 2007
« on: December 05, 2006, 02:43:17 PM »

Since DST is changing in 2007, shouldn't X10 be addressiing this in early 2007 as DST will go into effect in early March?

2 a.m. on the second Sunday in March to 2 a.m. on the first Sunday in November

For 2007, the DST period is from Sunday March 11 to Sunday November 4.
For 2008, the DST period is from Sunday March 9 to Sunday November 2.


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Re: DST Changes in 2007
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2006, 02:47:33 PM »

I asked about this a while back.
I haven't seen "X10 Pro" respond to any posts in a while. I don't know if anyone took over after Mike left.
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Re: DST Changes in 2007
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2006, 03:55:24 PM »

Since DST is changing in 2007, shouldn't X10 be addressiing this in early 2007 as DST will go into effect in early March?

2 a.m. on the second Sunday in March to 2 a.m. on the first Sunday in November

For 2007, the DST period is from Sunday March 11 to Sunday November 4.
For 2008, the DST period is from Sunday March 9 to Sunday November 2.

This question is answered in the thread Daylight Savings Time.
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Re: DST Changes in 2007
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2006, 07:02:56 PM »

What I'm wondering is how AHP will deal with it. In the Hardware Configuration is the table of sunrise/sunset times for your time zone, based on what you set as your location.  The last period ends on 1/04. I'll look at the table on 1/05 and see if the DST changes there conform to the new dates. If it does, good. If it doesn't, an update will be needed.

I'm sure Microsoft will issue a Windows patch to deal with the dates, if they haven't yet.
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Re: DST Changes in 2007
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2007, 01:48:11 PM »

I have the Microsoft DST Patch for Windows XP installed, we shall see if my AM timers turn on the lights at 6:30 AM weekdays or 5:30 AM on March 12.
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Re: DST Changes in 2007
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2007, 09:43:33 PM »

At this time my best guess is that since AHP gets its time from your computer it will pick up on the change when it happens to your computer. If you run the CM15A disconnected from the computer you will need to hook it back up and download the updated info to it when the change is made. Also I would guess that once the time changes you will need to save AHP so that the settings are written to file.
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Re: DST Changes in 2007
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2007, 11:12:51 PM »

My CM15a is connected to the computer 24/7. I never need to disconnect it.

We will see what happens on March 12 at 6:30 AM. I will be running my Master.ahx file at that time.
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Re: DST Changes in 2007
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2007, 08:30:22 AM »

I have the Microsoft DST Patch for Windows XP installed, we shall see if my AM timers turn on the lights at 6:30 AM weekdays or 5:30 AM on March 12.

Where did you get the patch from? How can you tell its installed?
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Re: DST Changes in 2007
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2007, 09:29:54 AM »

Use Windows Update and search for the DST 2007 patch.  If you have Automatic Updates enabled, you should have gotten it already. When I got the 2007 DST patch, it installed like I never had it, which seems to indicate I didn't have it. If I did, it would not have run the installer and given me a "you have this already message".

Microsoft has issued so many patches that it's hard to tell what you have and what you don't.  Life with Microsoft.  :(
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Re: DST Changes in 2007
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2007, 10:05:21 AM »

Use Windows Update and search for the DST 2007 patch.  If you have Automatic Updates enabled, you should have gotten it already. When I got the 2007 DST patch, it installed like I never had it, which seems to indicate I didn't have it. If I did, it would not have run the installer and given me a "you have this already message".

Microsoft has issued so many patches that it's hard to tell what you have and what you don't.  Life with Microsoft.  :(

OK, I'll check but I don't remember seeing the new times updated when in the Config portion of AHP.
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Re: DST Changes in 2007
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2007, 10:57:28 AM »

The Hardware Configuration seems not to reflect the change.  I'm in Baltimore in the Eastern Time Zone, and my Screen shows no March 11 change, but has sunrise times ranging from 6:29 on 3/06, 7:16 on 3/14 and 6:51 on 3/30. Dawn times are all over the place.

If my AM timers don't turn on the house lights on 3/12 at 6:30 AM, I'm going to be PM'ing everybody at X10 to fix it once and for all.

If Congress would stop screwing with DST ( the last time they did, Jimmy Carter is President) we wouldn't have to go through this. What ever happened to "leave well enough alone"?
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Re: DST Changes in 2007
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2007, 11:45:06 AM »

The Hardware Configuration seems not to reflect the change.  I'm in Baltimore in the Eastern Time Zone, and my Screen shows no March 11 change, but has sunrise times ranging from 6:29 on 3/06, 7:16 on 3/14 and 6:51 on 3/30. Dawn times are all over the place.

If my AM timers don't turn on the house lights on 3/12 at 6:30 AM, I'm going to be PM'ing everybody at X10 to fix it once and for all.

If Congress would stop screwing with DST ( the last time they did, Jimmy Carter is President) we wouldn't have to go through this. What ever happened to "leave well enough alone"?

Thanks. I got the MS link for the DST update and will load it later when I get home. I'm not confident this will make AHP operate properly come 3/12/07. We'll see.
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Re: DST Changes in 2007
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2007, 03:16:31 PM »

I just checked my Hardware Configuration  and 3/11 shows the 2007 Daylight Savings jump and the November 4 return to Standard Time.
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Re: DST Changes in 2007
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2007, 07:40:55 AM »

Use Windows Update and search for the DST 2007 patch. 

Just make sure you pick the one for the USA.  There is also one for Australia, and its listed first ("A" comes before "U", I guess).
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Re: DST Changes in 2007
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2007, 01:54:05 PM »

I just checked my Hardware Configuration  and 3/11 shows the 2007 Daylight Savings jump and the November 4 return to Standard Time.

Yep, mine too.
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