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Re: guix browsers timezones are set to GMT

From: Ben Sturmfels
Subject: Re: guix browsers timezones are set to GMT
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2020 10:12:29 +1100
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Hi Divan,

On 4/2/20 3:57 am, address@hidden wrote:
> I see timezones in browsers on my guix system are set to GMT.
> An example would be qutebrowser and guessing ungoogled-chromium which
> use qtwebengine.
> Example website is browsing to
> in qutebrowser one can run ":jseval alert(new Date().toString())" From
> and it reports GMT+0000 .
> Browsing to the above with epiphany results in the correct local
> timezone being set.
> I understand for fingerprinting and privacy it's nice to have a
> website not detect your correct timezone, though I'd prefer to have my
> timezone detected correctly in these browsers.
> Does guix do something special in the packaging of
> qutebrowser/ungoogled-chromium/qtwebengine that causes this?
> It seems to not occur on my colleagues systems with the same browsers.
> I see my timezone on my system like so:
> (operating-system
>  (host-name "example")
>  (timezone "Africa/Johannesburg")
>  (locale "en_US.utf8")

For what it's worth, there's a bug report here matching the issue you
describe. The issue appears to affect quite a number of programs.


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