Wrongly displayed events because of GMT timezone (GMT handled badly?)
On my device (CM10.2 / Android 4.3) DAVdroid is not correctly checking GMT time, I’m in a -03:00 time zone and if I create with another software a new event on the server then it is displayed 3 hours BEFORE on android device.
If I create ANY new event on Android Calendar, it is WELL created (the start time and end time) on the server, and it is correctly displayed on Android Calendar, but for a couple of seconds, because when the two-way Sync is run, then the events seem to be re-parsed, and… for example in my timezone, if I create an event using Android Calendar at 10AM, a couple of seconds later I see it moved from 10AM to 7AM (it automatically moves, it’s funny! But annoying…)
I think this is a bug.
When DAVdroid pushes an event to the server, it then receives the event again and writes the received event to the calendar. I think that is this “re-parsing”. So, it seems that the time zone information is lost either on the way to the server or on the way back to DAVdroid. Which server do you use?
I haven’t thought it that way, “GMT lost one way or maybe lost in the reverse way”.
Tine 2.0, mainstream release. October 2013. (SabreDAV 1.8.6)
BY THE WAY:
- the Android ActiveSync stuff worked like a charm for months now with Tine 2.0
- I also downloaded ANOTHER CalDAV adapter, “CalDAV Sync Adapter”, also buggy, with with another set of bugs (interesting!) which are different than the 2 bugs I already reported on this Issue Tracker.
One more thing: I think DAVdroid works best than the other adapter with “auto-syncing”, that is I think when the server modifies then DAVdroid shows changes in device, or when a new event is created on the device, a couple of seconds later I see it in the server.
Can you provide a test account for me and send it to email@example.com? Then I could try the timezone thing for myself and maybe find the reason for the problem or even a solution.
OK, I’ll create one for you. When it’s ready I’ll send you an email. Setting that up would take time, I’ll let you know later.
It this issue still present? Did you send an email? Didn’t get anyone but maybe I have missed it.
Hello! Sorry for my delay!
Sorry, I didn’t send you an email.
I was really busy for some weeks, and also I bricked my tablet (it is fixable) but I didn’t have time for trying the server stuff nor trying again DavDroid on my device.
Starting today, now I have a couple of weeks for helping/testing, so I will send you a private email today.