Calender extention does not work for other than current year (inkscape0.47)

Bug #492173 reported by JohnBandaru on 2009-12-04
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Bug Description

when I try to generate a calender for the next year in the configuration dialogu of the extention the following error message shows up :

Traceback (most recent call last):

  File "d:\Program Files\Inkscape\share\extensions\", line 338, in <module>


  File "d:\Program Files\Inkscape\share\extensions\", line 207, in affect


  File "d:\Program Files\Inkscape\share\extensions\", line 331, in effect


  File "d:\Program Files\Inkscape\share\extensions\", line 267, in create_month

    cal = calendar.monthcalendar(self.options.year,m)

  File "d:\Program Files\Inkscape\python\Lib\", line 212, in monthdayscalendar

    days = list(self.itermonthdays(year, month))

  File "d:\Program Files\Inkscape\python\Lib\", line 183, in itermonthdays

    for date in self.itermonthdates(year, month):

  File "d:\Program Files\Inkscape\python\Lib\", line 159, in itermonthdates

    date -= datetime.timedelta(days=days)

OverflowError: date value out of range

and then when i close the dialogue box I get a new dialogue box saying 'Calender' working. please wait. and i am unable to close the application too or any window in inkscape.

Hardware I am using windows Xp Pro,sp3, intel core2duo, 4GB ram, (not sure of which mother board -sorry).

jazzynico (jazzynico) on 2009-12-04
tags: added: extensions-plugins
su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

Not reproduced with Inkscape 0.47 on OS X 10.5.8, Python 2.5.1

1) Localization: Char Encoding [ utf-8 ]
2) Configuration: Months [ 0 ]
   Configuration: Years [ 2010 ]
   Configuration: Fill empty day boxes [ x ]
   Configuration: Week start day [ Monday ]
   Configuration: Weekend [ Saturday and Sunday ]
all other values are default.
3) Apply

result: inserts calendar without error for the year 2010

sas (sas-sas) wrote :

Works for me in Inkscape 0.47 on Windows XP, using the steps given by ~suv.

But if the year is set to 1 (which some people may assume means "next year", since 0 means "current year"), and the week start day is set to Sunday (which I think is the default), then I get the traceback shown in the bug report.

su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

reproduced with Inkscape 0.47 on OS X 10.5.8 when changing 2010 to '1':
   Configuration: Years [ 1 ]
as described by sas

Changed in inkscape:
status: New → Confirmed
jazzynico (jazzynico) wrote :

Also reproduced on Ubuntu 9.10, Inkcape 0.47pre4, with year=1 (but not with higher values).

Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → Low
jazzynico (jazzynico) wrote :

Aurelio, any idea?

Changed in inkscape:
assignee: nobody → Aurium (aurium)
Aurium (aurium) wrote :

Hi Nico and all,

The Year box really want a full 4 digits year. The 0 is only a help for fast usage. So the 1 is not the next year, it is the first year of the Christian calendar.

May that need to be more clear on the calendar dialog or it must stop to use 0 as current year.

Aurium (aurium) wrote :

...but the year 1 must work. I will try to see why is crashing.

I have figured out why this is happening, when it's printing January of year 1, it looks back to december of year 0 to see if it can carry some days over, but of course there is no year 0. Fortunately the python calendar module thinks that Jan 1st year 1 was a Monday, so there is no problem with ignoring the previous year in this case.

I have written a patch, could some folks test it and see whether it works for them too? It works for me here on a Win 7 machine with revision 9791.

Changed in inkscape:
assignee: Aurium (aurium) → Craig Marshall (craig9)
status: Confirmed → In Progress
jazzynico (jazzynico) wrote :

Still doesn't work (tested on Windows XP and Ubuntu 10.04).
The extension seems to fail just two lines before the start of your patch when calling cal = calendar.monthcalendar(self.options.year,m).

Hi JazzyNico,

Thanks very much for taking a look at this "fix". I am sorry to have not got back to you until now, but I've had no spare time until now, and really none for a few more days. I do plan to look at this bug again in a week or so, I just didn't want you to think I'd abandoned it.


Aurium (aurium) wrote :

Hi Craig and Jazzy,

I think that i found the problem. The year 1 only render with calendar.setfirstweekday(0) and the deafault is calendar.setfirstweekday(6).
I also had changed the default inx year value and its description to stop misunderstands about how it works.

Please see:

Changed in inkscape:
assignee: Craig Marshall (craig9) → Aurium (aurium)
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
su_v (suv-lp) on 2010-11-04
Changed in inkscape:
milestone: none → 0.49
su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

Proposing to backport with minor change: do not disable live-preview (it's currently disabled in trunk, why?).

tags: added: backport-proposed
su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

Affects translated strings, tag removed (sorry).

tags: removed: backport-proposed
Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2015-02-21
Changed in inkscape:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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