Defect #26156


Spent time not working correctly with user's zone different from system's time zone

Added by Martin Jungowski over 6 years ago. Updated over 6 years ago.

Time tracking
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I've found a weird bug after updating from Redmine 3.1.1 to 3.3.3: time tracking is broken and somehow dependent on individual time zone and language preference.

Our Redmine server is located in central Europe (CEST, or GMT+1), I am located in Texas (CT, or GMT-6). When I set my personal timezone accordingly in "My account", time entries under "spent time" are not showing up properly anymore. Instead, to see today's time entries I have to select "yesterday" from the dropdown menu, and to see this week's time entries I have to select "last week". And to make matters worse it somehow also depends on my personal language preference configured under "My account" as well:

  1. time zone GMT+1, language German
    • all good; see attached screenshots 1_de_cest_today & 2_de_cest_thisweek. This is what I expect to see regardless of time zone and language.
  2. time zone GMT-6, language German
    • today = yesterday; see 3_de_ct_today & 4_de_ct_yesterday,
    • this week = broken, monday is missing and can be found in last week's view; see 5_de_ct_thisweek & 6_de_ct_lastweek
  3. time zone GMT-6, language English
    • today = yesterday, same behavior as in 2
    • this week = working, monday showing up as expected, see 7_en_ct_thisweek & 8_en_ct_lastweek

This has only started after the update from Redmine 3.1.1 to 3.3.3 yesterday, it was all working perfectly fine until just yesterday. I also have to add that this happens independent of time and date. The time and date, when those screenshots were taken:

CEST in Europe: 6/13/2017, 6:00pm
CT in Texas: 6/13/2017, 11:00am

I've tried this yesterday as well when it was around 10pm in Europe and 3pm in Texas, and later also when it was 6pm in Texas but already 1am the next day in Europe. Results were the same.

System info:

sh: 1: svn: not found
sh: 1: darcs: not found
sh: 1: hg: not found
sh: 1: cvs: not found
sh: 1: bzr: not found
  Redmine version                3.3.3.stable
  Ruby version                   2.3.1-p112 (2016-04-26) [x86_64-linux-gnu]
  Rails version        
  Environment                    production
  Database adapter               Mysql2
  Git                            2.7.4
Redmine plugins:
  localizable                    0.4.0
  projects_table                 0.0.4
  redmine_agile                  1.4.3
  redmine_base_deface            0.0.1
  redmine_base_select2           0.0.1
  redmine_contacts               4.0.2
  redmine_contacts_helpdesk      3.0.7
  redmine_multiprojects_issue    3.3.0
  redmine_theme_changer          0.2.0
  sidebar_hide                   0.0.8

I've tested it with all plugins disabled and all themes removed, and it behaved the same. Something seems to be broken somewhere somehow.


1_de_cest_today.png (392 KB) 1_de_cest_today.png GMT+1, Language DE, today Martin Jungowski, 2017-06-13 18:05
2_de_cest_thisweek.png (399 KB) 2_de_cest_thisweek.png GMT+1, Language DE, this week Martin Jungowski, 2017-06-13 18:05
3_de_ct_today.png (376 KB) 3_de_ct_today.png GMT-6, Language DE, today = empty Martin Jungowski, 2017-06-13 18:05
4_de_ct_yesterday.png (404 KB) 4_de_ct_yesterday.png GMT-6, Language DE, yesterday = today Martin Jungowski, 2017-06-13 18:05
6_de_ct_lastweek.png (420 KB) 6_de_ct_lastweek.png GMT-6, Language DE, last week tuesday through monday Martin Jungowski, 2017-06-13 18:06
5_de_ct_thisweek.png (406 KB) 5_de_ct_thisweek.png GMT-6, Language DE, this week monday missing Martin Jungowski, 2017-06-13 18:06
7_en_ct_thisweek.png (368 KB) 7_en_ct_thisweek.png GMT-6, Language EN, this week monday & tuesday Martin Jungowski, 2017-06-13 18:06
8_en_ct_lastweek.png (384 KB) 8_en_ct_lastweek.png GMT-6, Language EN, last week monday through friday Martin Jungowski, 2017-06-13 18:06

Related issues

Is duplicate of Redmine - Defect #16482: Wrong search query for timelog, when timezone not UTCNew

Actions #1

Updated by Toshi MARUYAMA over 6 years ago

  • Resolution set to Duplicate

Duplicate of #16482.

Martin Jungowski wrote:

This has only started after the update from Redmine 3.1.1 to 3.3.3 yesterday,

#16482#note-7 says there is no behaviour change.

Actions #2

Updated by Toshi MARUYAMA over 6 years ago

  • Is duplicate of Defect #16482: Wrong search query for timelog, when timezone not UTC added
Actions #3

Updated by Toshi MARUYAMA over 6 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed

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