I am the current maintainer of the Reviewboard integration for Eclipse [1] 
. I was notified by several users that the plugin broke with 1.7, due to 
date formatting differences [2] . Apparently for 1.6 a formatted date is 
'2010-08-28 02:26:18.474' while for 1.7 it is '2010-08-28T02:26:18.474Z'  ( 
BTW, there is an incorrect format listed at [3] for 1.6 ; that does not 
match what 1.6 currently does ).

While I agree that ISO 8601 is a good, non-ambiguous way of formatting 
dates, it does break backwards compatibility with existing clients, and 
forces those which need to support both 1.6 and 1.7 to assume ( or accept ) 
more than they should. It would be good to have a standard way of 
formatting dates across versions.



[1]: https://github.com/rombert/ereviewboard
[2]: http://github.com/rombert/ereviewboard/issues/issue/11 

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