[Python-Dev] New bug tracker is active now

Erik Forsberg forsberg at efod.se
Thu Aug 23 22:06:01 CEST 2007

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"Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> writes:

>> When editing my details I saw there is a field for my timezone.  The
>> comment says: "this is a numeric hour offset, the default is UTC", so
>> I'm assuming it counts in whole hours (fine for me, not so fine for
>> people in e.g. India, unless it accepts decimal notation).  I have two
>> issues with this: it's unclear which direction this works (is East
>> positive or negative?), and I will need to change this number twice
>> yearly.  In other words, it shouldn't be a number, it should be a name,
>> like the names used in Linux: Europe/Amsterdam.
> I think this will be fairly difficult to fix. Roundup doesn't have
> a timezone database; it just applies the delta to the UTC time. We are
> merely using roundup, instead of developing it.

Actually, there is some kind of symbolic time zone support via the
pytz module. If the pytz module is installed, you can provide the time
zone as a symbolic name. I don't know if it follows the DST changes.

I would suggest that someone enter a feature request in the meta
tracker, http://psf.upfronthosting.co.za/roundup/meta/, and we can
take a look.
> See
> http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=818711&group_id=31577&atid=402791

Might be outdated. Could be a case of "sourceforge tracker is so hard
to use that you really don't want to use it". Yeah, it's kind of
ironic that roundup isn't running a roundup tracker..

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