Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 233155
KOrganizer/Kontact uses out-of-date timezone information
Last modified: 2008-05-06 15:23:19 EDT
Description of problem:
Meeting invitations sent using KOrganizer to Outlook users (or received from
Outlook users) do not reflect the recent change in daylight savings time.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. In Kontact, configure the current time zone to be America/New_York.
2. Have someone using a different calendar program send you a meeting invitation.
3. Accept said invitation using Kontact.
4. Note that the meeting time is one hour later than it is supposed to be.
Meeting invite is imported as if the current time zone is EST.
Meeting invite should be imported using EDT.
I believe this is due to incorrect timezone information in the ics files
installed by kdepim. There is a very long description of the related libical
problem here: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=301363 (see, for
example, comment #53)
Note that the file /usr/share/apps/libical/zoneinfo/America/New_York.ics
contains RRULE entries that show daylight savings time as beginning the first
Sunday of April, rather than the second Sunday in March (if I understand the
syntax of this file, that is):
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