Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#11262 reopened enhancement

Inconsistent date format

Reported by: vidrep Owned by: nobody
Priority: normal Milestone: Unscheduled
Component: Applications/Tracker Version: R1/Development
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: All


When doing a document search the date format is inconsistent from file to file.

e.g. May 9, 2014


There should be a global setting for date format.

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by vidrep, 6 years ago

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by vidrep, 6 years ago

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comment:1 by anevilyak, 6 years ago

Component: - GeneralApplications/Tracker
Owner: changed from nobody to axeld

The reason for that is fairly simple, it tries to use the most expressive format it can for the given date that will fit within the column width. If you expand the column wide enough, they will all wind up being in the same format. The only alternative would be to either truncate all of them to the shortest format, or to wind up with part of the date obscured by a ... in order to fit, which would not really be preferable.

comment:2 by axeld, 6 years ago

I'm annoyed by the current behavior for years now :-) Would be nice to see this fixed, maybe with some hard boundaries per width.

comment:3 by waddlesplash, 5 years ago

Milestone: R1Unscheduled

Moving Tracker enhancement tickets out of R1 milestone -- Tracker's source code comes from BeOS R5, so it already has all the features it did on R5.

comment:4 by axeld, 3 years ago

Owner: changed from axeld to nobody
Status: newassigned

comment:5 by vidrep, 3 years ago

This issue was probably covered in ticket #11343, which was resolved with So, let's close it.

comment:6 by waddlesplash, 3 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

comment:7 by pulkomandy, 3 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: closedreopened

It will still use mismatched formats for some column widths, so no, this is not fixed. We just have 5 formats to chose from instead of 6.

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