#98 Windows Crash with UTC Timezons

Frank Simon

We use the libical libary in an C++ project to parse ical Files. Under Windows it crashes when a UTC Timezone (ending with an Z) will be parsed. It crashes as well if Times are named in the ical File without a Timezone.

Any suggestion if we do something wrong or is this a known bug ? We use the V0.3 and V1.0, happened with both.


  • Allen Winter

    Allen Winter - 2013-12-23

    any chance you can provide a small code example that reproduces the problem? or at least a backtrace?

  • Frank Simon

    Frank Simon - 2013-12-24

    I attached a ZIP archive. It contains a other ZIP File what is an BugTrap Export File, maybe this helps. In the other folder are some ICS Files. The ones in "crash" generate the crash. Thank you for looking into it.

  • Allen Winter

    Allen Winter - 2014-07-15

    2 things:
    1) we moved from sourceforge to github. the new url is github.com/libical/libical
    the url for this bug report is now https://github.com/libical/libical/issues/98

    2) could you try rebuilding the library. pass the option -DDUSE_BUILTIN_TZDATA=false to cmake then make as normal


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