Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 143798
Time format setting not used by email summary pane
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:57 EST
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Description of problem:
You can set the time format (12 hour or 24 hour) via
Tools->Settings...->Calendar and Tasks->Time format.
However, the email summary pane keeps showing the Date when
an email arrived using the AM/PM format when the time format
is set to 24 hour.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to Tools->Settings...->Calendar and Tasks
2. Set Time format to '24 hour' and click 'Close'
3. Go back to the email summary pane.
Actual Results: The Dates of emails are shown using AM/PM format,
e.g. 5:11 PM.
Expected Results: The Dates of emails should be shown using 24 hour
format, i.e. 17:11.
I belive that the format follows whatever your locale sets (my mail summary pane
shows times using a 24 hour clock). Typing locale at a terminal and looking at the
LC_TIME= row tells you what it is currently set to.
However the setting you altered was for Calendar and Tasks (not email)...
Tampering with how dates and times etc. are shown to the user ideally needs to
be a single GNOME-wide setting (for those cases where the user doesn't want to
follow their locale).
Might be related to http://bugzilla.ximian.com/show_bug.cgi?id=5137
(Configurable date formats in components) - evo2 requests appear to be dup'd
You seem to be right about LC_TIME. If I start evolution as follows:
then the time is shown in 24-hour format.
But the fact remains that this is not very consistent. I agree with you
that a single GNOME-wide setting would be a good solution.
Is this still here in FC5? If so you might want to update the version of this bug...
I don't know, because I haven't upgraded to FC5 yet (I plan to do so in a month
or so). It is definitely there in FC4.
Fedora Core 3 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for security
updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please reopen and
reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a security issue and
hasn't been resolved in the current FC5 updates or in the FC6 test
release, reopen and change the version to match.
I've tested it in FC6 test 2 (using evolution 2.7.4-4), and it still has
the same problem.
I've updated the Version info
Attempting to get this out of NEEDINFO...
Fedora Core 5 and Fedora Core 6 are, as we're sure you've noticed, no longer
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Still the same behaviour in FC6 (evolution-2.8.3-1.fc6)
Thanks for the update. This is probably more likely to get action if moved
The "Calendar and Tasks" setting is only for calendars and tasks. Sitsofe is
correct in comment #2 that email times are formatted according to your current
Since this is by design I'm closing this as NOTABUG. If you still feel this is
a design flaw, you can file a bug upstream at http://bugzilla.gnome.org/.