Feature #9347

Display simple dates/times for issues list

Added by Mezz Anon about 11 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

Status:NewStart date:2011-09-28
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:-% Done:


Category:Issues list
Target version:-


Showing simple/relative date/time instead of a full date for issues would be very helpful - when all the dates have the same format they don't stand out.

Could you consider adding the following logic to date/time display in issue lists (and if its not too much trouble through the rest of the app).

Under 1 hour: n minute[s] ago
Under 1 day: n hour[s] ago
Under 1 week: n day[s] ago
Under 1 month: n week[s] ago
Under 1 year: n month[s] ago
Over 1 year: Over n year[s] ago

Within 1 day: In n hour[s]
Within 1 week: In n day[s]
Within 1 month: In n week[s]
Within 1 year: In n month[s]
Over 1 year: In over n year[s]



#1 Updated by Mischa The Evil about 11 years ago

You mean that you want the described date-format as the default for date-field values in the issueslists? In that case I'd vote against such a change. In issue-lists I'd like the format as configured globally.

#2 Updated by Mezz Anon about 11 years ago

It could be done as a globally used config setting, or it could be done as a subject matter based preference but the aesthetics doesn't necessarily warrant that level of additional configuration imho.

Date format "Relative" available as a global configuration with i18n support doesn't seem too far fetched..I'd do it myself if RoR was my forte.

#3 Updated by Mezz Anon over 10 years ago

Any further consideration for adding the "Relative" date option?

#4 Updated by Wojtek … about 7 years ago


I just go annoyed with relative timestamps once again. It's only getting in the way without much value

#5 Updated by Mar Goli almost 6 years ago

It should be a Settings option:
  • Show relative dates
  • Show absolute/full dates
  • Show both (hovering over the relative date to see the absolute date is not enough for those who are really annoyed by relative dates ;)

#6 Updated by Toshi MARUYAMA over 5 years ago

  • Subject changed from Display simple dates/times for issues to Display simple dates/times for issues list
  • Category set to Issues list

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