Date object inaccurate???

    Mar 02 2009 | 10:54 pm
    I'm doing a project that requires things to happen at specific moments in time... not relative time, but the actual time.
    I did something similar with a previous project with no issues in 4.6, but now the date object is reporting the wrong time. Specifically, it is 8 hours ahead (with minutes and seconds correct). This occurs in the date object help patch as well.
    As long as it is always off consistently, I can work around it, but it's weird that it's reporting incorrectly so it makes me a bit nervous to rely on it.
    I'm running max 5.0.5 on a windows vista pc.... anyone know what might be going on?

    • Mar 03 2009 | 12:36 am
      The [date] timezone bug has been fixed in 5.0.6 so if you update you shouldn't have any more problems.
    • Jul 30 2013 | 5:48 am
      I'm running 6.1.3 and this is cropping up. The date object is 8 hours ahead. Can anyone confirm? I'm on OSX 10.8.4
    • Jul 30 2013 | 7:29 am
      +1 today is 30 of july 2013 - 09h27min and max object "date" report 29 of july 2013 - 17h 57 min ??????
    • Jul 30 2013 | 10:17 am
      [date] on my machine is 1 hour 4 minutes and 57 seconds too slow
      "version" : "Version 6.1.3 (c65b953)", "platform" : "mac", "arch" : "x86", "osversion" : "Mac OS X Version 10.6.8 x86_64"
      this is very annoying as a lot of my work relies on this object to report the correct time and date so certain processes are triggered at the correct time, ie for installations etc
      i guess there's an mxj version i can resort to if necessary
    • Jul 30 2013 | 11:05 am
      @Floating Point: [date] seems to work fine on my setup (which is similar to yours), both in 32 and 64-bit modes "version" : "Version 6.1.3 (c65b953)", "platform" : "mac", "arch" : "x64", "osversion" : "Mac OS X Version 10.6.8 x86_64",
    • Jul 30 2013 | 11:24 am
      Could it be a problem related to different local time zones?
    • Jul 31 2013 | 5:10 am
      thanks for checking in on this. I'm working on a time critical piece and this is a bit worrying. It seems to possibly slip over time as well. I'm going to keep testing and report back if I find any more info. I'll look at the mxj object as an option.
    • Aug 01 2013 | 8:05 am
      I also had issues with the date object, but wasn't sure what exactly was wrong. Now i made a test and put the computer to sleep, woke it up again and it reported the wrong time.
      I submitted a bug report over here:
      Can we see submitted bug reports somewhere in the forum?
    • Jun 15 2014 | 4:07 am
      It's a pity that there is no bug repository.
      On my machine, the date object give me 3 days earlier than the current day !!
    • Oct 04 2014 | 11:11 am
      I've experienced this too. I believe this happens when you
      (1) Start max (2) Suspend your laptop for x hours (3) Wake up your laptop, and continue in max.
      The clock is then x hours out. Does this match your experience?
      I've reported a bug. Bjoern
    • Oct 04 2014 | 12:06 pm
      I guess. I do suspend my computer when max is running quite often.
    • Apr 28 2015 | 4:44 pm
      The date object seems to still exhibit this behavior in Max 7. I ended up using the most current version of the "shell" external, sending a "date" terminal command, and parsing out the date from reply.
    • Apr 29 2015 | 12:14 am
      yep. Shell works. Even output KST (korean standard time) ... here is a screenshot comparing shell to time object in max 7.