I've built a patch that uses the zexy "date" object, running headless on a Raspberry Pi. It works great, I'm very pleased with it.
Currently the raspi automatically connects to a WiFi network on boot. My question is: if this WiFi network is not available, will the "date" object still work? How does it work? Is it accessing the system date on the Raspi, or is it contacting a server? How is the system date set on the Raspi? Is this reset every time the power is unplugged?
For various reasons I'm unable to test this for myself, so I just figured I'd post this here to see if anyone knows the answer offhand!