Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 447663
RFE: Let the users set the timezone for them!
Last modified: 2013-06-24 00:17:37 EDT
Description of problem:
It would be very helpful, if the user could set in his preferences the timezone
which would be used to display proper time (in bugreports, comments etc). I
think it shouldn't take much time to implement this, but if it would be the
case, even having UTC instead of PDT/EST/anything would be nice.
Having UTC as the default timezone would be great.
We are using upstream 3.2 code for our beta (with some RH customizations) so
this should really be fixed upstream and then we can apply the changes here.
Currently being discussed here:
If we (RH) have resources we may be able to help but this is low priority until
the rest of our blockers are done.
(In reply to comment #2)
> We are using upstream 3.2 code for our beta (with some RH customizations) so
> this should really be fixed upstream and then we can apply the changes here.
Is it possible to run the bugzilla server with UTC as its timezone? Afaik this
is what all Fedora servers currently do and it would not require changes in the
Bugzilla code I guess.
FWIW, there is support being worked on upstream to dynamically display the time in the time zone preferred by the user.
We will help out with testing this feature.
I am currently reviewing the patch created by upstream to provide this feature. Hopefully we will have it in near future update. Just figuring out the perl dependencies for this currently.
Well...how does it look? The Mozilla bug is resolved...would be really nice to include the changes into RH bugzilla -- thanks in advance!
(In reply to comment #6)
> Well...how does it look? The Mozilla bug is resolved...would be really nice to
> include the changes into RH bugzilla -- thanks in advance!
The feature is part if the upcoming 3.4 release and would require significant work to backport to 3.2.
As we will be moving to the next release shortly after it is released we will also inherit that feature as well.
Looking forward to having the time zone option available! This
will definitely be very useful & welcomed feature.
What's the current status on this? In other words: What does it
mean "we will be moving to the next release shortly after it is
released"? The upstream 3.4 version is available since July:
Thank you for looking into this.
We are slated to update to 3.4 before the end of the year. It has taken longer than expected due to other projects that the BZ team members work on in addition to BZ. 3.4 will as you mentioned have this new functionality.
I'm glad to close this bugreport since RHBZ 3.4 has been installed today and solves this problem. Thanks for working on this!