Deadline warnings should use international date format.

Bug #1349650 reported by Tudor Holton on 2014-07-29
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update-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I just had this message appear on my server:

Your current Hardware Enablement Stack (HWE) is going out of support
on 07/08/14. After this date security updates for critical parts (kernel
and graphics stack) of your system will no longer be available.

Being as I'm in a country that uses MM/DD/YY, I read this as July 8 (in the past) and was about to submit a bug report regarding the upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 being unavailable (because do-release-upgrade (without -d) is still unaware of stable 14.04 at this time). Then I read the associated wiki, and realised that this deadline is actually in the future.

Can we please always list deadline warnings in the unambiguous YYYY-MM-DD format, please? Or break out the month into letters so it's clearer.


Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
tags: added: precise
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