Posting time bug fix proposal (simplified)

Christian Stimming stimming at
Fri Aug 15 01:12:03 EDT 2008

Am Donnerstag, 14. August 2008 22:51 schrieb Charles Day:
> On Wed, Aug 6, 2008 at 9:33 AM, Charles Day <cedayiv at> wrote:
> > Previously I proposed an initial fix for the "posting time" bug (#137017)
> > that involved no new features and use of a fixed time zone of UTC
> > internally. See:
> >
> Has everyone forgotten about this patch, or lost interest? After all the
> earlier discussion, I am a bit surprised to see no responses here or in the
> bug report. If this is worse than the status quo, somebody please say so.

Sorry for that - lost interest, and also I didn't immediately see how this 
actually changes the semantics in comparison to the status quo.

After reviewing your explanation and your patch again, this seems to me a good 
solution for the time being.

I think it should be fine to commit this into SVN (trunk), because by 
definition trunk is a development branch.

But: What will happen if one goes back and forth between an old gnucash and 
trunk with this patch? This patch will change the timestamps upon first 
using, but subsequently the timestamps should be left unchanged both by old 
gnucash (say, 2.2.6) and gnucash-trunk. In gnucash-2.2.6 there shouldn't be 
any change visible as long as the local timezone stays the same as on the 
first gnucash-trunk opening of that file, right? However, the local timezone 
will change at next end of daylight saving time the latest, right? Would this 
patch affect the displayed date in gnucash-2.2.6 after changing the local 



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