Re: [Evolution] Bugs in birthday handling

On Sun, 2005-01-02 at 10:10 +0000, Pete Biggs wrote:
On Sun, 2005-01-02 at 10:26 +0100, Bram Mertens wrote:
I suspect it's because times in Posix (not evo or gnome or linux) are
referenced from a single point called the Epoch - aka 1st Jan 1970.  All
time is measured as seconds from that point in an unsigned integer.
Time before that does not exist. :-)  (and as an aside - time after 2038
doesn't exist either)

You have to remember that the birthday calendar thing was an add-on (in
fact a bounty) to the original calendaring application - and in a non-
historical calendar you don't need to add entries before 'now', and the
Evo calendar was probably never designed to be historical.  I would
imagine that a quite extensive re-write would have to be done to make it
compatible with pre-1970 dates.

Then the calendar should be modified to allow birthdays with no year
specified.  (I'd like to see that anyway, since I know many people's
birthdays, but not the year.)

Lonnie Borntreger

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