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Timezone respect?

Hi I was wondering if there was any timezone support built-in or planned for the calendar feature? We work across time zones and frequently run into confusion about the time of meetings. I did a quick test, but couldn't find a way to specify my timezone?

Started by Sam in Agorakit : Développeurs et utilisateurs 2021-04-15 16:29:15

Looking at it a bit more it seems that Full calendar has this functionality https://fullcalendar.io/docs/timeZone is there a way to access it?

Sam 2021-04-15 16:43:47

I have to say that this is an area I don't know very well. I know that server side in the DB, dates must be stored in UTC, but on the client, what would be needed?

Can you write a complete user scenario involving changes of timezone? 

Philippe 2021-04-16 08:28:12

Hi Phillipe, no problem. Meeting host is in UK. Attendee 1 is in Brazil. Attendee 2 is in Japan.

The meeting host schedules a meeting for 4pm. The attendees see that it's at 4pm but both assume it's 4pm in their local time.

The meeting host arrives at 4pm UK time, but no one is there to meet them.


Sam 2021-04-16 13:32:57

haha, this is perfectly clear :-) !

I need to dig this subject a bit more. The server has a fixed timezone (this one is for example Europe/Brussels), maybe each user should be able to define his/her timezone as an override? On the server side everything is stored as UTC, it's when an event is stored and displayed that conversion may apply. 

Philippe 2021-04-16 13:38:17

Tracking this feature request here : https://github.com/agorakit/agorakit/issues/370

Any input/insight there will help a lot to make it happen quicker :-)

Philippe 2021-04-28 15:20:05
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