GitHub Changeset Date Time

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16 Oct, 2008 05:52 PM


I've noticed that the Dashboard is displaying GitHub changeset messages using the date and time that the message was sent/received instead of the actual changeset date time. Is it possible for the Dashboard to display the GitHub changeset messages using the actual changeset date time?

On one of our projects, this has caused some confusion since ticket updates and the GitHub changesets aren't in the proper order.


  1. 1 Posted by Rick on 17 Oct, 2008 05:16 PM

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    That depends on what date github sends. It looks like it's the right date. Though, the event feeds use the event object's created_at time instead, not the event target's created_at (changeset, ticket, message, etc).

  2. 2 Posted by roberto.rabe on 17 Oct, 2008 07:34 PM

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    Thanks for the reply.

    I guess I prefer that the "target's created_at" be used by the Dashboard instead of the event's created_at time. If there are any long message delays between GitHub and Lighthouse, the Dashboard can be confusing.

    One example is this changeset (for a private project):

    The changeset details show the correct date and time: October 15th, 2008 @ 04:47 PM

    But the project Dashboard shows 08:54 PM on October 15.

    This caused some confusion because a ticket was updated at 06:51 PM for that changeset that occurred at 04:47 PM. But the Dashboard displays the changeset as having occurred after (08:54 PM) the ticket was updated (06:51 PM).

  3. 3 Posted by Rick on 21 Oct, 2008 06:18 PM

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    Yes, this requires a big change into the way events work. There's no field to track this published_at, and the events table is one of the largest in the app. It may take a week or so to find time to schedule a database migration.

  4. 4 Posted by Nicole on 09 Dec, 2008 06:39 PM

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    You can follow or for updates on Lighthouse features as we roll them out.

  5. brandi closed this discussion on 29 Jun, 2012 10:04 PM.

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