Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 367481
Time zone labeling is amazingly missleading and incomplete.
Last modified: 2014-05-09 06:21:27 EDT
Currently we list time zones in an odd way. We have a list like this:
(GMT-0500) United States (Eastern)
Which doesn't make sense because GMT does not follow daylight savings time. So
if you select "(GMT-0500) United States (Eastern)" you would actually get GMT -
5 hours for half the year and GMT - 4 hours for the other half. The labeling is
just wrong as the actual time zone used by the app is "America/New York" and not
an offset of GMT.
In addition many parts of the world are not even covered by this, we only
include around 25 "time zones" but when you take into account all the
differences in locales there are many more.
It wouldn't be hard to implement a change as we would just list the locale
instead of a false GMT offset and we would add all the available locales, not
just a static set.
Filing as an exception for 5.1 for approval
We have not addressed this specific bug for over 4 years. This bug was reported as either Satellite 5.0 or 5.1, both of which have now End of Life and not supported. I am closing out as wontfix to clear from backlog.
Please re-open if you disagree and wish further review.