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From Erik Weber <terbol...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] [UI] List of timezones available in the picker and potentially other places
Date Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:02:51 GMT
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)
- 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 all.

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


--
Erik

On Tue, Apr 21, 2015 at 11:07 AM, Milamber <milamber@apache.org> 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]
> >
> https://www.dropbox.com/s/iocoek507q0c9r8/Screenshot%202015-04-21%2010.10.21.png?dl=0
> >
>
>

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