Times wrong after ical import

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Postby jbh001 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:15 am

jmessinger wrote:The other thing I find, is that looking at our stake or ward calendars in the browser (Firefox 3.0.7), the current date still appears to be based on Mountain time.
I wonder since timezone support is apparently functioning correctly for me in US Central Time, if perphaps this is something that has to be "turned on" or "set" for LUWS on a unit by unit basis somewhere, perhaps at the stake or CHQ level since there is no obvious way to do it at the unit level.

A second thought is that could this be defaulting to Mountain Time outside the US and Canada so that church-wide events such as general conference brodcasts show up on a particular day? For example, if you cross the international date line, might the Saturday & Sunday sessions of General Conference actually be on Sunday & Monday in some timezones? Since I am not in one of those times zones, I have no way to test this theory (without a lot of extra effort).

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Postby techgy » Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:56 am

jbh001 wrote:I wonder since timezone support is apparently functioning correctly for me in US Central Time, if perphaps this is something that has to be "turned on" or "set" for LUWS on a unit by unit basis somewhere, perhaps at the stake or CHQ level since there is no obvious way to do it at the unit level.

A second thought is that could this be defaulting to Mountain Time outside the US and Canada so that church-wide events such as general conference brodcasts show up on a particular day? For example, if you cross the international date line, might the Saturday & Sunday sessions of General Conference actually be on Sunday & Monday in some timezones? Since I am not in one of those times zones, I have no way to test this theory (without a lot of extra effort).


As a stake LUWS administrator I know of no settings that would have any effect on the calendar time zones.
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Postby jmessinger » Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:42 am

jbh001 wrote:A second thought is that could this be defaulting to Mountain Time outside the US and Canada so that church-wide events such as general conference brodcasts show up on a particular day? For example, if you cross the international date line, might the Saturday & Sunday sessions of General Conference actually be on Sunday & Monday in some timezones? Since I am not in one of those times zones, I have no way to test this theory (without a lot of extra effort).


This sounds like it could be a reasonable scenario. Living on the other side of the international date line from Utah, the Saturday night priesthood session of conference for example actually occurs on Sunday morning in our time zone (Western Australia - GMT+8). It would look kind of odd to see these calendared for Sunday/Monday instead of Saturday/Sunday.

Ah the joys of working across multiple time zones... :rolleyes:

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Postby tortdog » Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:10 am

jbh001 wrote:I wonder since timezone support is apparently functioning correctly for me in US Central Time, if perphaps this is something that has to be "turned on" or "set" for LUWS on a unit by unit basis somewhere, perhaps at the stake or CHQ level since there is no obvious way to do it at the unit level.

A second thought is that could this be defaulting to Mountain Time outside the US and Canada so that church-wide events such as general conference brodcasts show up on a particular day? For example, if you cross the international date line, might the Saturday & Sunday sessions of General Conference actually be on Sunday & Monday in some timezones? Since I am not in one of those times zones, I have no way to test this theory (without a lot of extra effort).


I am in Central and it exports as Mountain and I have to fix the output file.

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Postby tortdog » Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:55 am

After deleting the TZ information, the calendar import on lds.org would not function correctly:

>There was an error while trying to parse your ICS file. We currently support ICAL files created by Google Calendar or Outlook. If you are importing from one of these applications please report the issues to customer service.

I ended up importing the modified .ics file to a Google calendar set to my time zone. Then exported the calendar to a new ics which then did import into the LDS application properly.


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