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Opened 5 years ago

Closed 9 months ago

#27085 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Drop date and time options from General Settings

Reported by: Denis-de-Bernardy Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.8
Component: Date/Time Keywords: needs-patch
Focuses: ui, administration Cc:

Description

In the interest of simplifying the admin area, I'd like to suggest that these crufty settings get hidden unless a plugin enables them.

I believe filters are in place for localizations to occur automatically, and I can't see any good reason (apart, perhaps, from when a theme is so poorly written that layout carnage occurs when they're improperly set).

Change History (9)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
5 years ago

  • Version changed from trunk to 3.8

Related: #10324, #10660.

#2 @SergeyBiryukov
5 years ago

  • Component changed from Administration to Date/Time

#3 @SergeyBiryukov
5 years ago

  • Focuses administration added

#4 @Denis-de-Bernardy
5 years ago

Very vaguely related, then… I was thinking of the Date Format, Time Format, and Week Starts On fields, rather than the TZ picker. :-)

#5 follow-up: @helen
5 years ago

It would have helped to be more specific about which fields exactly in the description, then - I also came to check on this ticket thinking that you were including the timezone setting.

#6 in reply to: ↑ 5 @Denis-de-Bernardy
5 years ago

Replying to helen:

It would have helped to be more specific about which fields exactly in the description, then - I also came to check on this ticket thinking that you were including the timezone setting.

Meh, I used to be a trac admin back in the years, but someone seems to have reset the perms or something, so can't edit tickets any longer. ;-)

Last edited 5 years ago by Denis-de-Bernardy (previous) (diff)

#7 @chriscct7
4 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added

Related: #32396

#8 @Rarst
10 months ago

I am not sure relying on defaults for these is adequate. In analogue to "country flag is not language" — "locale is not date format". There can be many scenarios when date format from locale is a poor fit, for many reasons ranging from purpose of the site to personal preference of the site owner.

It would be one thing to discuss including these in initial design, but given the very long and established history of these settings I don't think it's realistic to drop them.

#9 @Rarst
9 months ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed
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