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Thunderbird Timezone error

JG

For the past couple of months, I've been receiving a timezone error pop up in Thunderbird that seems to point at todoist. Here's an example of the error from the Thunderbird error console with some info redacted (XXXXX):

[JavaScript Error: "Unknown timezone "GMT -08:00" in "XXXXXX". Treated as 'floating' local timezone instead: November 11, 2013 10:00 AM
BEGIN:VCALENDAR
PRODID:-//Mozilla.org/NONSGML Mozilla Calendar V1.1//EN
VERSION:2.0
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:XXXXXX
DTSTART;TZID="GMT -08:00":20131111T100000
DTEND;TZID="GMT -08:00":20131111T110000
DESCRIPTION:Project: XXXXX\n\nComplete this item: \nhttp://todoist.com/#proj
ect/100111426
END:VEVENT
END:VCALENDAR
"]

This seems to be affecting recurring appointments only. Editing the tasks with a new recurring time did not resolve the problem.

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Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Nov 05, 2013 - 19:17

Hi,

Do you have our iCal Feed added to the calendar options within Thunderbird, or are you just using our extension?

Which version of Thunderbird are you running? If you are using the iCal feed, please try removing it, and re-adding it.

Thanks,
Brendon.

JG
J Griffin Walker premium
Replied on Nov 05, 2013 - 19:28

Yes! I did have an iCal feed that I had forgotten about. Though it wasn't active, it was apparently causing the error. Removing it resolved the issue. Thank you!

For future reference, yes also using the Todoist extension for Thunderbird. Thunderbird version 24.1.0

RA
Roey Angel premium
Replied on May 02, 2014 - 09:22

Hi,
I'm having the same issue on two machines. I run Kubuntu 14.04 with Thunderbird -- Lightning. The error started appearing a few weeks ago (while still in Kubuntu 13.10).
Removing and re-adding the calendar didn't change anything.
The error doesn't seem to be critical but pops up after every refresh.

Cheers,
Roey

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on May 05, 2014 - 02:47

Griffen,

If you can respond and let me know if you were also using a version of Linux that could be of some use in resolving this issue.

Regards,
Brendon.

JG
J Griffin Walker premium
Replied on May 05, 2014 - 03:28

Mac OS 10.6.8

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on May 05, 2014 - 16:41

Hi,

Thanks for the information. I will pass this issue along though we are having problems reproducing this.

Regards,
Brendon.

RA
Roey Angel premium
Replied on May 05, 2014 - 16:55

Interesting...
Thanks for the help though.
Let me know if there's anything I can do to help you get to the bottom of this.

My exact pop-up error reads:
"See Error Console: Unknown timezones are treated as the 'floating' local timezone."

Haven't looked into the error console though.

Cheers,
Roey

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on May 05, 2014 - 17:05

Roey,

Now I didn't ask, as from my understanding it should not cause this issue with iCal, but. Please try to make sure Todoist.com's settings, your desktops settings and any other places you use Todoist are on the same Timezone.

Regards,
Brendon.

RA
Roey Angel premium
Replied on May 05, 2014 - 19:41

Confirmed. Everything (computer, thunderbird, and Todoist.com) are all set to GMT +0200 Europe/Vienna.
Still getting the error (and just make clear, removing ToDoist calendar from thunderbird makes the error stop appearing).

LS
Lazarus Sismanis premium
Replied on May 08, 2014 - 18:02

Same here. I'm experiencing same problems as Roey Angel on Thunderbird
24.5.0 running on Windows 8.1

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on May 08, 2014 - 21:32

Hi,

I will pass this along but we are not sure what is causing this. Also, removing the feed should resolve it but it would appear that is not the case for everyone.

Regards,
Brendon.