[Bug 53684] Re: recurring events not displayed correctly

Simon Hepburn sth at blueyonder.co.uk
Sun Jul 23 09:51:12 UTC 2006


I also noticed the same problem with Dates and reported a bug in the
Opened Hand bugzilla:

http://bugzilla.openedhand.com/show_bug.cgi?id=128

Following on from that bug report, the Dates developer has closed the
bug as invalid because he believes that Evo is correctly applying the
recurrence rule. In other words, the recurrence rule:

appointment recurs every 1 week on mon, tue, wed, thur, fri for 4
occurrences

means:

appointment recurs every 1 week on mon, tue, wed, thur, fri for 4 days

and not:

appointment recurs every 1 week on mon, tue, wed, thur, fri for 4 weeks

When I created the rule, I assumed that it meant the latter and this
seems to be what Evo uses to publish the calendar.

If this is not the case, then either Evo is generating an incorrect ical
file and this bug needs to be retitled, or icalx.com is misinterpreting
the ical file and the bug needs to be closed. Here is the VEVENT from
the ics file Evo published on icalx.com:

BEGIN:VEVENT
UID:20060721T115018Z-8140-1000-1-6 at grochan
DTSTAMP:20060721T115018Z
DTSTART;TZID=/softwarestudio.org/Olson_20011030_5/Europe/London:
 20060724T100000
DTEND;TZID=/softwarestudio.org/Olson_20011030_5/Europe/London:
 20060724T170000
TRANSP:OPAQUE
SEQUENCE:4
SUMMARY:Build Day
CLASS:PRIVATE
CREATED:20060721T115144
LAST-MODIFIED:20060721T115451
RRULE;X-EVOLUTION-ENDDATE=20060727T090000Z:FREQ=WEEKLY;COUNT=4;INTERVAL=1;
 BYDAY=MO,TU,WE,TH,FR
END:VEVENT

In any event there is certainly room for improvement in the recurrence
rule dialogue, it's very ambiguous. Will check the GNOME bugzilla and
create a bug report if needed.

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recurring events not displayed correctly
https://launchpad.net/bugs/53684




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