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Opened 10 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#8664 closed defect (fixed)

Timeline calls today yesterday

Reported by: Leif Ryge <leif@…> Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone: 0.12
Component: timeline Version: 0.11.5
Severity: major Keywords: datetime
Cc: ryano@… Branch:
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In the hours between UTC midnight and my local (UTC-0700) midnight, the trac timeline calls the current day "yesterday".

All dates and times are correct; it is just the word yesterday that is wrong.

The server's timezone is UTC; my trac account's preferences and my browser are both -0700.

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comment:1 by Ryan Ollos <ryano@…>, 10 years ago

Cc: ryano@… added

comment:2 by Leif Ryge <leif@…>, 10 years ago

Here is a patch which fixes this. I tested it with my timezone set to -0700 as well as UTC.

--- trac/timeline/web_ui.py.orig	2009-09-14 00:45:31.000000000 +0000
+++ trac/timeline/web_ui.py	2009-09-14 00:45:36.000000000 +0000
@@ -120,8 +120,8 @@
             daysback = min(self.max_daysback, daysback)
         data = {'fromdate': fromdate, 'daysback': daysback,
-                'today': format_date(today),
-                'yesterday': format_date(today - timedelta(days=1)),
+                'today': format_date(today, tzinfo=req.tz),
+                'yesterday': format_date(today - timedelta(days=1), tzinfo=req.tz),
                 'precisedate': precisedate, 'precision': precision,
                 'events': [], 'filters': [],
                 'abbreviated_messages': self.abbreviated_messages}

This timezone stuff is a bit confusing. It seems like since today = datetime.now(req.tz) it should not be necessary to also pass req.tz to format_date, but apparently it is.

comment:3 by Christian Boos, 10 years ago

Milestone: 0.12

Thanks for the report and the patch.

Yes, I think format_date should not require an extra req.tz argument here.

So instead of:

def format_datetime(t=None, format='%x %X', tzinfo=None):
    tz = tzinfo or localtz
    t = to_datetime(t, tzinfo).astimezone(tz)

we should do something like:

def format_datetime(t=None, format='%x %X', tzinfo=None):
    if tzinfo:
        tz = tzinfo
    elif isinstance(t, (date, time, datetime)):
        tz = t.tzinfo or localtz
        tz = localtz
    if not isinstance(t, datetime):
        t = to_datetime(t, tzinfo).astimezone(tz)

(to be tested)

comment:4 by Christian Boos, 10 years ago

Milestone: 0.12next-minor-0.12.x

comment:5 by Remy Blank, 9 years ago

#9386 reported the same issue, and suggested the same patch as comment:2. That patch does resolve the issue, so I applied it in [9799]. I also tested the suggestion in comment:3, but not only does it not solve the issue, but it also mangles displayed times in various locations (e.g. in the date/time preferences). I'm leaving this ticket open to find a correct solution.

comment:6 by Christian Boos, 9 years ago

Milestone: next-minor-0.12.x0.12.1
Severity: normalmajor

I'll take a look.

comment:7 by Remy Blank, 9 years ago

The original issue seems to be fixed with [9799], so we could close this against 0.12.

comment:8 by Christian Boos, 9 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Fine by me.

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