• Date/times on echomail

    From Embalmed@21:4/166 to All on Fri Feb 21 12:51:30 2020
    So is it just me or are all the dates listed in the time of the sender?

    I noticed in SciNet when Netsurge writes a message i notice it shows the sent date of 3 hours into the future (which lines up with time zones)

    I am guessing this is because mystic 'trusts' the sent time? This is not a really big deal or anything the messages still show up in the order they were received from the hub, but i was a little surprised trying to figure out how long ago a message was sent and seeing it was in the future :)

    Just wondering if maybe using the time it was received at/from the hub would make more sense?

    Probably not anything anyone else cares about haha

    |07E|10m|07b|10a|07l|10m|07e|10d |12-----------------------------------------------------
    |09Black Lodge Research BBS |11blacklodgeresearch.org:4022
    |11fsx|08Net: |0721:4/166 |11sci|08Net: |0777:1/133

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A45 2020/02/18 (Linux/64)
    * Origin: Black Lodge Research BBS (21:4/166)
  • From g00r00@21:1/108 to Embalmed on Sat Feb 22 07:51:56 2020

    Lots of BBS stuff has no concept of time zone. I have been actively working to change everything in Mystic to care about that stuff but since it was written in DOS in the mid 90s (when that stuff didn't matter), there are places that need work.

    Eventually my plan is for everything in Mystic at the least to store all
    dates as UTC and then convert them based on a user-selected time zone but I haven't got there yet.

    Outside of Mystic there are some ways to determine time zone of a message but they are not always present and I don't think there is a clear definition of how those things are to be handled.

    Long story short, there is room for improvement around this for both Mystic
    and otherwise.

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A45 2020/02/18 (Windows/64)
    * Origin: Sector 7 (21:1/108)