[chandler-users] mixed timezones

Jeffrey Harris jeffrey at osafoundation.org
Fri Aug 1 09:26:20 PDT 2008

Hi Paul,

> Despite the fact that I use US/Eastern as my timezone, and I have 3 
> Linux machines from which I update my Chandler collections (including 
> alarms), I end up with "GMT-5" times for a lot of my alarms. Alarms I 
> have set for 8am often end up somehow showing as 7am GMT-5.
> The "date" command on all 3 machines reports EDT.
> Any ideas why Chandler might be doing this?

If you go to a shared collection and click the calendar view, what 
timezone is displayed?  The timezone picker there sets your default 
timezone for the whole application.

My guess is that this is an example of


Either ICU or our timezone detection code can't tell that your timezone 
is normal US/Eastern time, it thinks you're using a timezone with no 
daylight savings time, so it just calls the timezone GMT-5.

If my diagnosis is accurate, the fix is to explicitly set your timezone 
to eastern time in the timezone picker.

But, this could be an entirely new bug, if so, let me know!


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