So I wanted to fool around in netbeans, swing and java – here is the outcome. It’s a simple program which lets you set the date/time in one timezone, and see the corresponding date/time in another timezone. I needed this – am not always online but still need to figure out the time in different zones. Invocation is simple, unarchive the tar.gz and then execute:
java -jar TZConvert.jar
TZConvert.jar is in the dist directory. You can download it here. The program is GPLed for extra goodness 🙂 .. note that it is developed on java 1.6. If you are using Ubuntu Feisty you can now do an:
aptitude install sun-java6*
(I forgot the exact package name!) My original plan was to make this a Thunderbird plugin, but it appears I cannot write plugins in java for Thunderbird.