On Tue, 2010-10-05 at 10:41 -0400, Andrew McMillan wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-10-05 at 10:58 +0200, Hendrik Helwich wrote:
> > it is possible to store your own data in the kolab format [1] (Your own XML 
> > Tags and binary mail attachments). So we could preserve the timezone 
> > information from evolution iCalendar.
> > But we still have the problem then that the time in some recurring events 
> > could be shown different in kontact and evolution in winter or summer time 
> > even if both clients are in the same time zone.
> > Right now i see no acceptable workaround for this problem.
> Hi,
> I'm at CalConnect XIX right now with various calendaring people,
> lamenting (as we usually do) just how often people seem to think that
> storing data in UTC means you can forget the timezone.

Perhaps the CalConnect group can write a position statement on that?

I wrote my own one a while ago [1] in response to discussions I had at
that time with yet another one of those development teams who thought
that UTC would solve the problem. But I'm sure an open letter published
prominently on the CalConnect web sites would carry more weight.

[1] http://www.estamos.de/blog/2008/06/30/calendar-time-stamps-and-time-zones/

Bye, Patrick Ohly

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