Debian Bug report logs - #603950
WWW page release.debian.org - Use ISO 8601 dates

Package: release.debian.org; Maintainer for release.debian.org is Debian Release Team <debian-release@lists.debian.org>;

Reported by: Jari Aalto <jari.aalto@cante.net>

Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2010 19:03:04 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Done: Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org>

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Debian Release Team <debian-release@lists.debian.org>:
Bug#603950; Package release.debian.org. (Thu, 18 Nov 2010 19:03:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Jari Aalto <jari.aalto@cante.net>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Debian Release Team <debian-release@lists.debian.org>. (Thu, 18 Nov 2010 19:03:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #5 received at submit@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Jari Aalto <jari.aalto@cante.net>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: WWW page release.debian.org - Use ISO 8601 dates
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2010 20:58:22 +0200
Package: release.debian.org
Severity: wishlist


I'd like to propose that pages in release.debian.org use ISO 8601
YYYY-MM-DD dates instead or shorthand English names.

An excerpt:

    Recent release updates
    [2010-Oct-05] Release Team meeting minutes (and release update)
    [2010-Sep-21] Bit from the Release Team: Status of hppa
    [2010-Sep-03] Release Update: freeze guidelines, transitions, BSP, rc bug fixes
    [2010-Aug-07] Bits from the (chilly) release team

For the english speaking audience the date information may be easy to
comprehend, but for non-natives and in worldwide use it is difficult
to recall the correct english order of the months. An example:

   "Does September come before of after October, or some other month?"

As for ISO 8601, being a pure numeric format (YYYY-MM-DD), there is no
need for a person to "calculate and recall" the order in one's head. An
example:

    2010-10-15		The Month order is immediately "obvious"
    2010-11-02

This date format is also internationally understood and suitable for
immediate use.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_DK.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_DK.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash




Reply sent to Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org>:
You have taken responsibility. (Fri, 13 May 2011 23:12:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to Jari Aalto <jari.aalto@cante.net>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Fri, 13 May 2011 23:12:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #10 received at 603950-done@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org>
To: Jari Aalto <jari.aalto@cante.net>, 603950-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#603950: WWW page release.debian.org - Use ISO 8601 dates
Date: Sat, 14 May 2011 01:08:23 +0200
On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 20:58:22 +0200, Jari Aalto wrote:

> I'd like to propose that pages in release.debian.org use ISO 8601
> YYYY-MM-DD dates instead or shorthand English names.
> 
I'm not convinced, and nobody commented in favour of this since it was
filed, so closing.

Cheers,
Julien




Bug archived. Request was from Debbugs Internal Request <owner@bugs.debian.org> to internal_control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 11 Jun 2011 07:38:43 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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