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Traveler Apple Device Birthday Problem solved in 8.5.2.2

Daniel Nashed  3 May 2011 07:03:04

I have blogged a while ago about the Birthday and Anniversary issue that Apple introduced with iOS 4.0.
Birthdays and Anniversaries are one day earlier when synced back to Notes in certain timezones.

Even this problem is clearly an Apple issue IBM provides a fix in Traveler 8.5.2.2 and later.
The Traveler server checks the timezone of the device and even there is no timezone information in each individual entry Traveler will interpret the dates based on the timezone information for each device.
The associated ARPA is LO58581: IPHONE BIRTHDAYS CREATED EAST OF GMT, SHOW ONE DAY EARLY

So beginning with 8.5.2.2 you don't need the modification of the maps database any more are a workaround.
Just install the update and it should overwrite the mapping database.
Take care the mapping databases are replicas even you install a new version on the same or a different server!

I missed this fix in the list of the Traveler 8.5.2.2 release notes and found out while troubleshooting something else that it is fixed ...
IBM confirmed that they worked around the issue on their side by figuring out the timezone of the device and calculating the timezone back accordingly.

-- Daniel



Comments

1Ulrich Krause  03.05.2011 8:01:10  Traveler Apple Device Birthday Problem solved in 8.5.2.2

Thx Daniel. Do you know, if it is fixed in 8.5.3 BETA already or will we see a regression once 8.5.3 is gold?

2Daniel Nashed  04.05.2011 8:46:00  Traveler Apple Device Birthday Problem solved in 8.5.2.2

@Ulrich, it also works in 8.5.3 CD4 :-)

I have my new productive Traveler server running on Linux.

-- Daniel


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