dates before 1970 run off our timezone definitions

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12 years ago
5 years ago

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(Reporter: mvl, Unassigned)

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(Whiteboard: [timezone])

spin off from bug 278236 comment 29
dates before 1970 might run off our timezone definitions. They get converted to utc. That doesn't seem to be what we want.
quiting ctalbert:
> Note that if you now create events in
> the deep past (before 1970) then you will walk off the edge of our timezone
> definitions and those events will be converted to UTC. We will want to relnote
> that, and we might want to consider converting those times to floating time
> instead of UTC so that the user really doesn't see that anything has changed.

Comment 1

11 years ago
It seems that it's a common use case to create birthday events on the day the person was born to help remember how old they are.

Comment 2

11 years ago
Unfortunately this also applies to all-day events (birthdays): they jump to a different date...

Comment 3

10 years ago
can someone pick up this bug?  please?
Whiteboard: [timezone]
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