clearing pubdate results in "0101" rather than "undefiined"

Bug #1388061 reported by Larry LaBella on 2014-10-31
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Bug Description

version 2.8.0, 64 bit
Windows 8.1 64 bit

When editing a book's metadata, clearing the pubdate does not produce the expected "undefined" listing. The field shows "0101".

Using the search-and-replace to explicitly clear pubdate produces the same result -- the field contains "0101" after saving.

This bug existed in some earlier versions but was not present in 2.7.0 and a few prior revs.

Fixed in branch master. The fix will be in the next release. calibre is usually released every Friday.

 status fixreleased

You can right click and choose clear date instead or press hte minus
key, until the next release.

Changed in calibre:
status: New → Fix Released
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