2.0 moved to "language specific" date parsing and date display. The
scheme used by 1.0.X just couldn't handle all the world-wide variation
in how dates are handled.
Right now, the default parser queries the "locale" database for
information about how your particular locale handles dates. Apparently,
for your locale, we are being told it is in the form of YYYY-MM-DD (or
In order to handle anything beyond what the locale database tells us, we
would need a custom date parser for your locale (which actually isn't
that hard to do).
The problem with numerical dates is that it isn't always easy to tell
what someone wants. Does "05-01-10" represent "January 10, 05", "May 1,
10", or "January 5, 10". Allowing user selectable representation (which
1.0.x did) really didn't solve the problem. People kept entering in the
wrong date format and complaining.
On Wed, 2005-05-11 at 13:23 +0200, Anton Huber wrote:
> in Release 2.0 I cannot change the date format from JJJJ-MM-DD to
> My System: Fedora 3 (Heidelberg).
> Best regards,
> Anton Huber
Don Allingham <donaldallingham@...>