"local time" does not coincide with computer's system time



7 years ago
6 years ago


(Reporter: cherold, Unassigned)


Lightning 1.0b5




7 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:6.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/6.0.1
Build ID: 20110830092941

Steps to reproduce:

I imported an ics file into Lightning (generated by ReminderFox).  Many events in the file were set to give an alert 45 minutes before the event.

Actual results:

I found my alerts for events were popping up 4 hours early.  I eventually figured out that this was because all the imported events were set for "local time."  When I created new events they used the New York Time Zone I had set, so they worked fine.  I had to edit each entry and manually change it from "local time" to New York time for my alerts to work correctly.

Expected results:

I don't know what "local time" is supposed to be, but my feeling is if you call something "local time," it should use the time your PC is using.  I even checked my system time using the Date() command in the TB error console, and it gives me my system time.  I don't know why Lightning feels local time is 4 hours earlier than the system time.
This bug is still present.  I'm using a remote CalDAV server, and Lightning is clearing events 4-5 hours before it should.  The time on tasks, however, is working fine.
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