[Cosmo-dev] Timezones and the Cosmo UI
br at osafoundation.org
Wed Oct 18 15:54:55 PDT 2006
On Oct 18, 2006, at 2:56 PM, Brian Moseley wrote:
> On 10/18/06, Bobby Rullo <br at osafoundation.org> wrote:
>> Here are some of my thoughts w/r/t timezones in the UI
> some thoughts:
> ical4j includes the olson timezone. i recommend that we standardize on
> that as our timezone database. i think this is very common for
> calendar applications.
There ya go.
> as far as what to transfer between the browser and server, i wouldn't
> worry too much about the data size just yet. remember that desktop
> apps routinely transfer this info from servers using caldav and don't
> seem to have major problems with it. i do think you probably want to
> use a timezone facade with a simpler api than ical4j's, tho.
Are you saying that you send down the full VTIMEZONE to the client,
but have something around it which simplifies use? that's fine.
> re server default timezone: specifying this in cosmo.properties seems
> reasonable for now. it would be nice to make an attempt to
> autodiscover this value, but i don't think there's a reliable way to
> map between the timezone reported by the jvm and the ones from ical4j.
Yeah, I wish there was, but I never found a way.
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