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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-8842

Update Moodle timezones files to address 2007 changes in the US

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Blocker
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 1.5, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 1.6.4, 1.6.5, 1.7, 1.7.1, 1.7.2, 1.8
    • Fix Version/s: 1.6.5, 1.7.2, 1.8
    • Component/s: Calendar
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      Description

      Update Moodle timezones files to address 2007 changes in the US ...

      http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=66224#299625

      First we need full information about what these changes are. (Why is it so sudden?)

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            dougiamas Martin Dougiamas added a comment -

            Are the Olsen files completely up to date at this point in time?

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            dougiamas Martin Dougiamas added a comment - Are the Olsen files completely up to date at this point in time?
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            dougiamas Martin Dougiamas added a comment -

            I've created new timezone.txt files and updated the download site + 1.8, 1.7, 1.6 and head. Please test!

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            dougiamas Martin Dougiamas added a comment - I've created new timezone.txt files and updated the download site + 1.8, 1.7, 1.6 and head. Please test!
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            hatshepsut N Hansen added a comment -

            Martin-I noticed there are some other places with timezone changes noted here:

            http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931836

            I don't know if you adjusted these as well.

            Also, is there any good reason to allow users to choose a GMT timezone setting rather than a real one? It seems like a bad option to have at all since these GMT timezones do not adjust when clocks change in most places. The only places they seem like they would be useful is in localities where they don't change twice a year, and in those cases you could just list a timezone without change.

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            hatshepsut N Hansen added a comment - Martin-I noticed there are some other places with timezone changes noted here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931836 I don't know if you adjusted these as well. Also, is there any good reason to allow users to choose a GMT timezone setting rather than a real one? It seems like a bad option to have at all since these GMT timezones do not adjust when clocks change in most places. The only places they seem like they would be useful is in localities where they don't change twice a year, and in those cases you could just list a timezone without change.
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            dougiamas Martin Dougiamas added a comment -

            It's just to provide an option for anybody who might not be covered by the cities in the list, as well as for backward compatibility with the old settings from Moodle 1.4 etc .

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            dougiamas Martin Dougiamas added a comment - It's just to provide an option for anybody who might not be covered by the cities in the list, as well as for backward compatibility with the old settings from Moodle 1.4 etc .
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            sbourget Stephen Bourget added a comment -

            Verified Fixed in Moodle 1.8.4+ and 1.9b4
            Closing

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            sbourget Stephen Bourget added a comment - Verified Fixed in Moodle 1.8.4+ and 1.9b4 Closing

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                  Fix Release Date:
                  30/Mar/07