Description of problem:
Currently all dates and times are displayed in this format:
I find this difficult to read when scanning a page. Also, no time zone is
specified, which could cause problems for testers using the lab from other offices)
How about the use of constructions such as:
"17 mins ago" (for < 1 hour ago)
"1 hr 24 mins ago" (for < 6 hours ago)
"Today at 9:06pm"
"Yesterday at 2:13am" (for yesterday)
day-of-week at time (for up to a week ago)
date at time (for earlier than this)
with a per-user timezone (specified in preferences).
passes on the viewed page)
Thanks. I find that view easier to work with.
I guess we still have the timezone issue though: what will happen when our
colleagues in India are trying to use an RHTS lab in Westford or RDU? Or do we
simply state somewhere what the timezone of a particular server is (e.g. "All
times and dates given by this particular server are UTC-5") and require people
to deal with this (and the usual fun with daylight saving time...)
Zack, times currently are shown in your local timezone.
I have checked times currently are shown in my local timezone. So close this bug.
Timezone localisation was implemented a few years ago for a separate bug. This bug is about "human-friendly" datetime formatting as described in comment #0, which is still not used anywhere in Beaker but would be a useful enhancement.
I'm closing this bug, since I think it's now consensus to use the human friendly timestamps for any new UI or re-factoring work where timestamps are included.
In case there are particular *new* UIs which violate that principle for no good reason, a separate bug should be filed.