[haiku] Re: US Week Numbers

  • From: Morten Fjeldstad <morten.fjeldstad@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2009 10:18:31 +0200

For my usage, both private and at work, week numbers are essential.
Outlook's Calendar Options might give you some inspiration if you have it

As for the format of the date (if understood the question correctly)
shouldn't that follow the locale setting (eventually)? Until then you could
have a box where users can override the date format by specifying a
formatting string like: DD-MMM-YY.


On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 8:01 PM, Izomiac <haikulist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> To teach myself C++ I've been working on a calendar-type replicant off and
> on (mostly off) for the past couple years.  It's nowhere near completion,
> but I figured I could use a little input as to what people would prefer.
> While using Haiku I noticed that the week numbers don't quite match up with
> my program for a US calendar and that made me rethink an earlier (minor)
> design decision.
> There's an ISO week number standard for Europeans, basically a week goes
> from Monday to Sunday and the first week contains January fourth.  In the US
> week numbers are very rarely used, and there are several different
> standards.  A US week, though, runs Sunday to Saturday so the two systems
> aren't strictly compatible.  Realistically I'm using US week numbers just to
> launch a week view when you click on them, but I figure someone might care
> about how they're numbered.
> There are several options that I could do.  Currently, I define a European
> system and a US system (Week one contains Jan. 7th).  Another option (what
> Haiku does) is to use European numbering but Sunday gets moved to the next
> week.  Another option would be to have options for each possible standard
> and allow the user to pick which they prefer.
> So, all that said, what would Haiku users (i.e. you) find most useful?  I'm
> reluctant to overload the settings window if nobody is going to benefit from
> it.  Are the other Americans like me and not care about the specific
> numbering?  Are there formats other than the ISO standard that anyone wants?
> Feel free to fire any other suggestions as for what you'd want in a
> calendar/to-do list/clock replicant (it's visually identical to Rainlendar
> and uses its skin format).  Any ideas are appreciated, but I'm doubtly it'll
> be ready anytime soon since I have a chronically freetime deficiency.

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