Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 186872
Evolution time zone data is incorrect
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:28 EST
Description of problem:
Last year it was announced that certain Australian states would have daylight
savings moved a week for a sports event. While the timezone information in FC4
and FC5 have been updated or distributed with fixes for this, evolution gets the
time an hour out now in both releases. After next week the problem will be
"gone", but it still points to an underlying issue in the way Evolution is
coming up with timezone data.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Change time zone to Australia/Adelaide
2. Change evolution time zone to Australia/Adelaide
3. Open evolution's calendar to the current date, and note where the red moving
line is in FC5, or for FC4, make an appointment and then see what time the
appointment is listed in the gnome clock applet.
Red line or appointment time is 1 hour out.
Red line or appointment time is at the correct time.
Created attachment 127098 [details]
Demonstration of problem
Confirmation/demonstration of the problem. Note that the appointment is entered
at the correct time (1600 - 1700) in Evolution's contacts, but shows up
incorrectly in the panel applet. So the problem seems to lie in
evolution-data-server's time computations. I am amazed that e-d-s is trying to
recompute information that the OS already knows for certain.
This issue is caused becuase Evolution uses it's own internal set of timezones
instead of the system set of timezone.. Should this be filed @ gnome.org
Thanks for filing this bug report. I'm sorry that it has gone for so long
without activity; it was incorrectly assigned to me by bugzilla.
Reassigning to mbarnes; once again, my apologies for my lack of activity on this
This seems to be the same issue as bug #137230. Closing this one as a duplicate.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 137230 ***