Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 427344
Dates pre-1969 not handles correctly
Last modified: 2008-02-16 18:05:08 EST
Description of problem:
Evolution stores birth years as 2 digits, consequently anything before 1969
become 20xx. The side effect is that birthdays after the current year show up on
the calendar on 31st December 11:59pm rather than on their correct day.
The problem has been fixed in the stable 2.12 branch of evolution and so it
might be easy to now incorporate this in an update.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Add a contact
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Add a test contact
2.Enter the date of birth as 01/01/69 (Evolution only accepts 2 digit year entry)
3.Use drop down calendar to move year back to 01 Dec 1968
4.Save contact, reopen contact as birthday is 01 Dec 2068
5.Birthday appears in calendar as 11:59pm Dec 31st.
Should stay as 01 Dec 1968
There are several up stream bugs, reported as fixed, and I was told on the
#evolution channel on gimp.net that the problem is fixed in the stable 2.12 branch.
This will be fixed in Fedora 8 once Evolution 2.12.3 is released next week.
This is fixed now in Evolution 2.21. Closing as UPSTREAM.
Corresponding upstream bug: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=339813