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#1344 ✓wontfix
Jacob Burkhart

Time Zones, support for all possible zoneinfo

Reported by Jacob Burkhart | November 7th, 2008 @ 05:10 PM | in 2.x

In working with time zone info coming from linux boxes, it is desirable to support:


on time objects.

Note that:



in_time_zone("Eastern Time (US & Canada)")

are both supported already.

I'd like to be able to support all strings from /usr/share/zoneinfo

Anybody already implement this? or interested in having this patched into active support?

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • Geoff Buesing

    Geoff Buesing November 7th, 2008 @ 07:21 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “wontfix”

    If you require the full TZInfo gem via config.gem (as opposed to relying on the minimized version bundled with ActiveSupport), you'll then be able to use "US/Eastern"-style identifiers.

    The ActiveSupport-bundled TZInfo only includes the definitions necessary to support ActiveSupport::TimeZone identifiers.

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