April 3rd, 2000
|[9:00 AM] Time Pallette Fixes Daylight Savings Bug, Adds Other New Features
Time Palette, the utility that provides current time anywhere in the World with a click, has been updated to version 4.0.2. The new version addresses an issue with Daylight Savings, as well as a number of other bug fixes. According to the makers of Time Palette:
This update includes important time zone and Daylight Saving Time (Summer Time) changes to the Atlas database, a few minor new features, as well as fixes for recently discovered bugs. All users of Time Palette 4 should be using this upgrade.
Time Palette, the premiere international time tool for Macintosh, is about time on a global scale. As world gets smaller and more interdependent each day, communication across time zones has become more important than ever.
At its most basic level, Time Palette facilitates international communications by calculating the local time for any location in the world. With an atlas of 10,000 cities, Time Palette performs detailed time calculations and properly adjusts for different Daylight Saving Time (Summer Time) systems to provide a level of accuracy unmatched by other applications.
However, Time Palette goes far beyond a simple clock by supporting alarms in any time zone, GPS integration, astronomical data such as the times of sunrise, sunset and twilight for any location, navigational calculations, and distance and direction between cities.
Version 4.0 is the most significant release of Time Palette ever, incorporating many user suggestions to bring you the most complete international time tool available on any platform.
- Added Spanish and German language support.
- Added an option to show the day of the week in the digital clocks.
- Increased the maximum number of clocks from 10 to 24.
- Clarified the license regarding the use of maps generated by Time Palette. Only commercial use requires permission. Web use requires a link. Previous versions were worded so as to require permission for any "public" use.
- When adding a new city to the Atlas, the Daylight Saving Time box is now initially checked as it should be.
- Fixed a bug where the Atlas window's city list was not properly redrawn when it had been scrolled past the topmost city in the found set and was subsequently expanded past the bottom-most city in the found set.
- Fixed a conflict with Suitcase 8.2 that would cause Time Palette to keep asking for a serial number even after the software was registered.
- Fixed a bug where the Time Palette or Map Inspector windows could be deactivated after selecting a background color for a digital clock. This only occurred if there were no standard windows open, and was only a cosmetic bug.
- Fixed a bug where, when choosing to show/hide zone names, and seconds are not shown, the digital clock display would not update until the next time the minutes changed.
- If the clock strip was positioned so that several clocks on the left side were off the screen, it was possible, by using the clock menu, to display fewer clocks. This could result in the clock window ending up completely off the screen. The clock window will now reposition itself.
- There have been two cases of Time Palette claiming that a serial number was already in use on the network, when in fact there was not. Further measures to eliminate this bug have been taken, but since this happens rarely, there is a chance it may still occur. Please let me know if this affects you.
Time Palette is available for US$25. You can find more information at the Time Palette web site.