Hi John, thanks for looking into it!
Galaxy does not seem to be localized at all at the moment, anyway I see a problem with date/time localization here: we are showing the server date/time using the server locale to users which may be from another country/language.
So, maybe using ISO-8601 is more appropriate, which in this case would be "%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S"
I am not sure is the localized version should be the default or the ISO 8601 should be. Should galaxy-central be configured out of the box for public and cloud instances or personal and institutional instances.
Exchanging author/reviewer role, I approve Attempt 2!
I'd only add pretty_datetime_format description in universe_wsgi.ini , e.g.:
# Format string used when showing date and time information.
# The string may contain:
# - the directives used by Python time.strftime() function (see http://docs.python.org/2/library/time.html#time.strftime ),
# - $locale (complete format string for the server locale),
# - $iso8601 (complete format string as specified by ISO 8601 international standard).
# pretty_datetime_format = "$locale (UTC)"
If you merge your time2, I will obviously decline this pull request.