Tuesday, July 23, 2024

This is why L’Orient-Le Jour and L’Orient Today switch to the summer season

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If you read us from Lebanon, until the end of April, you will notice the difference between the official Lebanese time and the time displayed on the article pages of the L’Orient-Le Jour and L’Orient Today sites. We have decided not to start technical development works, which would delay the transition to summer by a month at the last minute decision of the Lebanese government. If an article is published at noon according to “official” Lebanese time, it will be marked as published on our site at 1pm.

In the face of this unprecedented and completely unprepared government decision, our developers believe that the hastily launched reprogramming poses a lot of risks (synchronization, archiving, billing, etc.) to our digital platforms.

Admittedly, IANA, the organization that manages databases for Internet addresses and time zones, was notified of Lebanon’s decision to postpone daylight saving until the end of April and made an update. But the change was 24 hours before the due date. “Typically, computers around the world receive a copy of this database indirectly from their operating system manufacturer (Microsoft, Apple, Google, Linux distributor, Material, etc.) through an update. This change can take up to several months to reach all devices in the country. For some devices, such as routers, they If it is not updated periodically and not configured, it will never reach them,” Rudy Zeinoun, Chief Technology Officer of Whitebeard, our digital platforms development company.

As of Saturday afternoon, the servers our platforms use have not yet received the update…

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We’ve decided to switch to summer because our site, our apps, and more are more convenient for keeping you informed.

This conclusion is not entirely secular in nature. On the other hand, we can say that it is political, in addition to its technical aspect: today, we deny, while all the citizens of this country, the group L’Orient-Le Jour has faced. The gravest challenges are the waste of time and energy to implement the decision taken with shocking indifference and indifference by political leaders who are completely disconnected from the reality of the country.

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Dear reader, if you read us from Lebanon, until the end of April, you will notice the difference between the official Lebanese time and the time shown on the article pages of the L’Orient-Le Jour and L’East Today sites. We have actually decided not to launch the relevant technology development program at the last minute decision of the government…

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