Date format can not be changed in Evolution of Ubuntu 9.10

Bug #415671 reported by Greg Schneider on 2009-08-19
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
evolution (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: evolution

I don't seem to be able to change format of the date shown in emails. I have changed it under email preferences, but nothing seems to change. It's currently on y/m/d format.

Using Evolution 2.27.90 in Karmic/9.10.

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Also, please answer these questions:
* Is this reproducible?
* If so, what specific steps should we take to recreate this bug?
* Which locale are you using?
* Could you take a screenshot of the issue?

This will greatly aid us in tracking down your problem and resolving this bug. BTW that works fine here, changing the date on the preferences menu updates the header with the new one.

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
Greg Schneider (greg-schneider) wrote :

My locale:


In some of my messages (seems random) I'm seeing this when I click on the message, but not in the pane display: 08-08-21 09:45 (Thu, 21 Aug 2008 06:45:10 -0700)

Greg Schneider (greg-schneider) wrote :

Screencap of my inbox. This seems to happen all the time, even after restarts.

Greg Schneider (greg-schneider) wrote :

I was able to reproduce this on a second machine running the same configuration.

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

I cannot confirm here, may you please open a new bug at about it? Thanks in advance Greg.

Ioannis Vranos (cppdeveloper) wrote :

I have this problem myself too.

I select a different date format, but the Date keeps using the format: Today, Yesterday, etc.

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
summary: - Date format cannot be changed
+ Date format cannot be changed in Evolution of Ubuntu 9.10
summary: - Date format cannot be changed in Evolution of Ubuntu 9.10
+ Date format can not be changed in Evolution of Ubuntu 9.10
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

as said somebody having the issue should send this to, for instructions on how to do it please read ; thanks in advance.

Patrick Jutbauge (ozviking) wrote :

Change date format Ubuntu and Thunderbird

I had the same problem, you need to change your language to "not Us English"

At the login screen you will get the drop down box with the language options, click there and click other,
In my case it was Australian English... all done ! Log in and all works including Thunderbird date format (day/month/year)


Jörg Frings-Fürst (jff-de) wrote :

bug from 2009. Version not more supported.
change status to invalid.

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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