#175 full-time appointments are shifted

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2009-04-04
2009-04-04
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Situation:
PDA: Windows Mobile 5
Time zone: GMT+1
Time zone visit: GMT+1
PC: Evolution
Time zone: GMT+1

Problem:
When I sync an full-time appointment or an contact (birthday) from my PDA to my PC the dates are shifted about one day. There are no problems with appointments with times and with the start and end dates of tasks. The problem doesn't appear, when I sync from my PC to my PDA.
I think that it is an problem with the time zones. I set the time zone of the pda to GMT-8 for testing. All times were shifted about 9 hours, but the full-time appointments were synchronized correctly. Is it possible that synce doesn't consider the time zone when syncing full-time appointments and contacts?

Discussion

  • BlueMoon75
    BlueMoon75
    2009-07-02

    Hello,
    as I have the same problem I have played a little with the time zone settings as well as the daylight-saving time. But any change to these settings results in a wrong displaying of the normal appointments. So I have tried the following:
    First I made an all day event on 2009-07-02 in WM5 and synchronized it; the event is shown in evolution on 2009-07-01. I saved the appointment:
    BEGIN:VCALENDAR
    PRODID:-//Ximian//NONSGML Evolution Calendar//EN
    VERSION:2.0
    METHOD:PUBLISH
    BEGIN:VEVENT
    TRANSP:OPAQUE
    LAST-MODIFIED:20090702T200907Z
    DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20090701
    DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20090702
    LOCATION:Office
    SUMMARY:Test
    X-LIC-ERROR;X-LIC-ERRORTYPE=VALUE-PARSE-ERROR:No value for DESCRIPTION
    property. Removing entire property:
    X-LIC-ERROR;X-LIC-ERRORTYPE=VALUE-PARSE-ERROR:No value for CATEGORIES
    property. Removing entire property:
    UID:20090702T200907Z-7014-1000-1-635@violetmoon
    DTSTAMP:20090702T200907Z
    CREATED:20090702T200907Z
    BEGIN:VALARM
    TRIGGER;VALUE=DURATION;RELATED=START:-P1D
    ACTION:DISPLAY
    X-LIC-ERROR;X-LIC-ERRORTYPE=VALUE-PARSE-ERROR:No value for DESCRIPTION
    property. Removing entire property:
    X-EVOLUTION-ALARM-UID:20090702T200907Z-7014-1000-1-636@violetmoon
    END:VALARM
    END:VEVENT
    END:VCALENDAR

    Then I drag-and-droped the all day event manually from 2009-07-01 to 2009-07-02 in evolution and synchronized again: now in WM5 as well as evolution the all day event is shown correctly. Now there are two keywords more (SEQUENCE and DESCRIPTION) and the date is changed, but it is still displayed correctly in WM5:

    BEGIN:VCALENDAR
    PRODID:-//Ximian//NONSGML Evolution Calendar//EN
    VERSION:2.0
    METHOD:PUBLISH
    BEGIN:VEVENT
    TRANSP:OPAQUE
    LAST-MODIFIED:20090702T201050Z
    DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20090702
    DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20090703
    LOCATION:Office
    SUMMARY:Test
    X-LIC-ERROR;X-LIC-ERRORTYPE=VALUE-PARSE-ERROR:No value for DESCRIPTION
    property. Removing entire property:
    X-LIC-ERROR;X-LIC-ERRORTYPE=VALUE-PARSE-ERROR:No value for CATEGORIES
    property. Removing entire property:
    UID:20090702T200907Z-7014-1000-1-635@violetmoon
    DTSTAMP:20090702T200907Z
    CREATED:20090702T200907Z
    SEQUENCE:1
    BEGIN:VALARM
    TRIGGER;VALUE=DURATION;RELATED=START:-P1D
    ACTION:DISPLAY
    X-LIC-ERROR;X-LIC-ERRORTYPE=VALUE-PARSE-ERROR:No value for DESCRIPTION
    property. Removing entire property:
    X-EVOLUTION-ALARM-UID:20090702T200907Z-7014-1000-1-636@violetmoon
    DESCRIPTION:Test
    END:VALARM
    END:VEVENT
    END:VCALENDAR

    Perhaps this may help you to help us ;-)??

    Many thanks in advance

    BlueMoon75

     
  • Mark Ellis
    Mark Ellis
    2009-11-09

    patch to enable timezone

     
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  • Mark Ellis
    Mark Ellis
    2009-11-09

    Can you try with the attached patch ? If you have problems with where to apply it, please shout.

     
  • Mark Ellis
    Mark Ellis
    2009-12-19

    Anybody tried the patch ?