Propane is not reflecting Daylight Savings Time settings

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Tom Jobbins

02 Jul, 2012 10:45 AM


We are based in the UK. The current time zone is BST "British Summer Time", which is a daylight savings time zone and is GMT + 1.

We've noticed that the timestamps printed in Propane are showing in GMT, they are always 1 hour behind real local time.

This is showing for all our users, on all our Macs.

Attached screenshot shows me joining a room within the last minute - showing that the timestamp given is 10:40 when local clock says 11:40.


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by trevor on 02 Jul, 2012 07:37 PM

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    Hi Tom,

    The 'local' time is actually supplied by the Campfire server, based on the time zone in Campfire's settings (

    My own Campfire's time zone picks up the DST changes here in Canada so I wonder if you're using the UTC timezone rather than London?

    If you're using London then I think this is something that should be raised with 37signals support. Let me know if that's the case and I'll point you in the right direction to file a support request.

    Regards, Trevor

  2. 2 Posted by Tom Jobbins on 02 Jul, 2012 09:47 PM

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    Thanks Trevor, that was the problem! Account was set to UTC.

    Changed it to London and all is good now.

    Thanks for your prompt response.


  3. trevor closed this discussion on 28 Aug, 2013 08:09 PM.

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