What is needed to address bug#1601, Excel and Powerpoint file timestamp changes?

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Thu Feb 3 03:46:31 GMT 2005

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On Wed, 2 Feb 2005, David Pullman wrote:

> Bug# 1601 was created on 08/11/2004, and appended to by three other 
> people besides the original submitter.  It is still in a "new" status. 
> While it is difficult to say for sure (there are many different reports 
> related to "timestamps"), this seems to have been reported several times 
> in the past.
> Is there something needed that might get this assigned?  We have a 
> couple of divisions that are suggesting they migrate to Windows servers 
> because they need timestamping to work correctly with their 
> presentations and spreadsheets. We know that this behaviour is occuring 
> on our production 2.2.8a servers, and we can duplicate it on current 
> testing of 3.0.10.  We tried checking 3.0.11 but the rc1 release seems 
> to have group permissions broken (a user in the group with rw can only 
> open .ppt or .xls as read-only; only the owner can open the file 
> writable.)  We have also tried this on W2K file servers and while the 
> modified timestamp changes when a file is opened, it reverts when closed 
> with no changes.

Have you tested 3.0.11rc1 ?  This sounds like it should be fixed by 
one of jeremy's changes.  The one that fixed the "file may be open by 
another user" error message with Excel.

cheers, jerry
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