[Python-Dev] New bug tracker is active now

Gregory P. Smith greg at krypto.org
Sun Aug 26 00:45:07 CEST 2007

On Thu, Aug 23, 2007 at 10:06:01PM +0200, Erik Forsberg wrote:
> "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.

I entered a bug to see if they'll fix it:


Proper timzeone support via pytz has been in roundup since the october
2006 1.2.0 release according to the changelog.


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