[Cdash] CTEST_NIGHTLY_START_TIME and daylight savings

David Cole david.cole at kitware.com
Tue Nov 9 23:17:30 UTC 2010

The short answer is: express it in UTC instead. And then time things
"correctly"... I'll point you to a blog article about this shortly.


On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 6:07 PM, Tyler Roscoe <tyler at cryptio.net> wrote:
> Information about our time zone, PDT or PST depending on time of year,
> is baked into CDash and friends in various places. The CTest script that
> drives the builds:
> [tylermr at tpb006:~/ng/common/trunk/build/bin/kitt]$ grep PDT *
> In the CMake workflow:
> [tylermr at tpb006:~/ng/common/trunk/build/util]$ grep PDT *
> SetupTestOptions.cmake:set (CTEST_NIGHTLY_START_TIME "00:01:00 PDT")
> As well as in the config for the dashboards themselves: See your CDash
> dashboard -> Administration -> Project -> Testing tab.
> Maybe I'm just dense but what am I supposed to do here so that Nightly
> builds are configured to start at the right time all year long without
> manually flipping these bits back and forth every six months?
> falling back,
> tyler
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