[kdepim-users] Re: remote calendar time zone

David Jarvie djarvie at kde.org
Mon Oct 11 13:28:42 BST 2010

On Mon, October 11, 2010 1:07 pm, Dj YB wrote:
> On Monday October 11 2010 10:46:10 David Jarvie wrote:
>> 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
>> >>
>> >> X-WR-TIMEZONE:US/Eastern
>> >>
>> >> 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
>> widely).
>> 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
>> software.
> Thanks.
> Is there a way to pipe a remote calendar through a script?
> I have written a script that put the correct TZID tags in place but I
> can't pipe the remote calendar through it.

If you mean to a way to pipe the remote calendar through the script
whenever the kdepim application accesses the calendar, then I don't think
that's possible. You'd have to set up a script to do a regular download of
the remote calendar (using wget for example) to catch remote updates.

> if there is any other solution that can be implemented in my side that
> would
> be great, since the ics files comes from a web site I don;t think the
> format will change anytime soon.

If you wanted to update the remote calendar from the kdepim application,
that wouldn't necessarily be straightforward. But if the calendar is
read-only, regular updates should work.

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

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