I have exactly this problem, out of the box using the tutorial code.
Tutorial works fine if I omit the date when saving a new article, but as soon as I enter text in for the date field in the articlepage, I get error saving content message.
PHP log shows this: PHP Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 30 seconds exceeded in /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/www/sapphire/thirdparty/Zend/Locale/Format.php on line 665
This line of code is: $day = iconv_strpos($format, 'd');
I have inconv installed in my php.ini - any ideas?
Anything to do with me setting up DB as unicode? vs. my php.ini iconv saying:
iconv support enabled
iconv implementation libiconv
iconv library version 1.13
Directive Local Value Master Value
iconv.input_encoding ISO-8859-1 ISO-8859-1
iconv.internal_encoding ISO-8859-1 ISO-8859-1
iconv.output_encoding ISO-8859-1 ISO-8859-1
Very frustrating that out of the box the simple tutorial doesn't work with not much guidance on dependencies if this is the problem.
Thanks for any help.