On Sun, Oct 14, 2012 at 1:04 AM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
> Chris Rorvick <ch...@rorvick.com> writes:
>> CVS patches are imported with the timezone offset of +0000 (UTC).
>> Allow timezone offsets to be calculated from the the local timezone by
>> adding -l to the command line or specifying cvsimport.l in the config.
> A single "I do not like everybody's timestamp is in GMT, so instead
> use the local timezone I the importer happen to be in" sounds more
> like an uninteresting hack with limited application than a useful
> new feature.  Even back in CVS days, many projects and repositories
> worth converting to Git were multi-people projects that span across
> timezones.
> I am wondering if it is sufficient to enhance existing cvs-authors
> file to tie a person to a timezone to add a feature like this in a
> more sensible manner.  I'd assume that in many multi-person project,
> one person, even when travelling, tend to record commits in a single
> timezone (i.e. his or her home timezone).  Even for a single-person
> project, adding a single entry ot the file is not too much to ask to
> the user.  Being able to view his human-readable name and timezone
> would be good value for the amount of trouble.

This sounds pretty straight forward.  It had crossed my mind that
using the cvs-authors file like this would be a more general solution,
but I thought that what I proposed was at least a step in the right
direction.  But since anyone that cares about this is almost certainly
putting together a cvs-authors file anyway, I agree that being able to
set an alternate default timezone probably isn't a very useful

I'll resubmit when I have something working.
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