Java class ADOTimeZone

J. Sean Connell ankh at
Thu Sep 25 11:28:05 UTC 1997

On Wed, 24 Sep 1997, John Cowan wrote:

> I would be interested in hearing from people
> who want to help improve the currently rather feeble Java 1.1
> implementation of time zones.

This couldn't possibly have come at a better time.  I'm trying to design a
billing system for mail for work at the moment, and Calendar and TimeZone
together are enough to make a grown man cry - what with sixty-odd
outstanding bugs in TimeZone alone (according to the JDC bugsearch thingy)
*and* incorrect rules for New Zealand DST *and* wacko time zone names
without explanations...

The current solution I'm looking at implementing for converting syslog's
timestamps into seconds since the Epoch involves hacking sendmail to
explicitly output it, rather than trying to regenerate it from the log
entry... :/

Want a hand developing it? =)

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