[kdepim-users] Re: remote calendar time zone

David Jarvie djarvie at kde.org
Mon Oct 11 09:46:10 BST 2010

On Sun, October 10, 2010 8:27 am, Dj YB wrote:
> On Wednesday October 6 2010 15:20:18 Dj YB wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I have added a remote (read-only) calendar.
>> in th ical appears the line
>> and the times are given in EST
>> DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20101101T200000
>> DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20101101T210000
>> my local time zone is Asia/Jerusalem which is GMT+2
>> however the events are shown in their original times which is EST time
>> and
>> not GMT+2.
>> what is wrong? should I configure somewhere that the remote calendar be
>> shown in local time or is it a bug?
> problem is general and not specific to remote or read only calendars.
> bug report
> https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=253721

Properties in the calendar which start with "X-" are non-standard items
which are only guaranteed to be understood by the application which
creates them (although some such properties are in fact understood quite

The iCalendar standard provides standard ways to specify time zones, and
these are supported by kdepim software. It isn't obvious why an
application would use a non-standard way of specifying time zones such as
X-WR-TIMEZONE, but at any rate this is not currently recognised by kdepim

David Jarvie.
KDE developer.
KAlarm author - http://www.astrojar.org.uk/kalarm

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