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From Stephen Turner <>
Subject RE: [DISCUSS] [UI] List of timezones available in the picker and potentially other places
Date Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:54:53 GMT
The Etc ones won't work as they don't obey DST.

The ones on your picture seem to be the standard tzconfig timezones. If we want to produce
a smaller list, we'd have to make a mapping of the small list onto standard timezone rules,
and maintain it whenever the rules change. (E.g. when countries split or merge or decide to
change to a different timezone).

Stephen Turner

-----Original Message-----
From: Erik Weber [] 
Sent: 21 April 2015 11:03
To: dev
Subject: Re: [DISCUSS] [UI] List of timezones available in the picker and potentially other

I'm not sure I agree

My main issue is the number of elements, not necessarily their order.
Now matter how you order ~600 elements it'll be a mess to find the right one

There's quite a lot of redundancy here, for my local timezone (UTC+1 / CET) there are multiple
options who all maps to the same timezone:
- Etc/GMT+1
- Europe/Oslo (or any other city in CET)

If I'd been in america there'd even be a couple of of SystemV abbreviations available.
My question is; do we really need all this? We're asking for timezone, not location after

If we are to keep the list, would it make sense to have a condensed version on top, showing
all timezones from Etc ?


On Tue, Apr 21, 2015 at 11:07 AM, Milamber <> wrote:

> I think a simply alphabetical order would be sufficient. Or perhaps 
> with a 2 steps, first choose the continent, second choose the city.
> On 21/04/2015 09:21, Erik Weber wrote:
> > When you set up recurring snapshots, and potentially other places in 
> > the
> UI
> > where you have to relate to time, you choose timezone from a table
> looking
> > like [1].
> >
> > I, and some of our customers, find this very hard to navigate.
> > The list currently contains 618 items.. 618...
> >
> > I'd like to propose to shorten this list, perhaps to a few common 
> > abbreviations only (PDT/EST/GMT/CET etc.), but would like feedback 
> > from others first.
> >
> >
> >
> > [1]
> >
> .10.21.png?dl=0
> >
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