Australian timezone on Linux

Masayoshi Okutsu Masayoshi.Okutsu at Sun.COM
Thu Jan 1 05:27:04 UTC 2009

Sun provides a tool for updating time zone data of Java SE.


On 1/1/2009 1:44 AM, Jonathan Leffler wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 1:36 PM, Robert Elz <kre at 
> <mailto:kre at>> wrote:
>        Date:        Tue, 30 Dec 2008 13:58:46 -0500
>        From:        "Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E]"
>     <olsona at <mailto:olsona at>>
>        Message-ID:
>      <B410D30A78C6404C9DABEA31B54A2813029A03DE at
>     <mailto:B410D30A78C6404C9DABEA31B54A2813029A03DE at>>
>      | I'm seeing what I hope is correct behavior here on the mother
>     system (see below).
>     There was a brief exchange on this in messages which (due to my
>     managing to forget the correct address for the list) never made it.
>     The message below I think includes everything that needs to be said
>     about this (unless someone wants to comment on Linux GUI's...)
> Here's a thought about the UI -- what language is it written in?
> If it is Java, then Java stores the time zone information in its own 
> files, separately from everyone and everything else.  Consequently, it 
> could be erroneous because out of date.  (Frankly, that is a *bad* 
> decision by Java.  Or, if necessary - and there are some mitigating 
> factors, though I still think it is a bad decision - then it needs to 
> be possible to update the relevant part of Java independently of the 
> rest of the product.)
> -- 
> Jonathan Leffler <jonathan.leffler at 
> <mailto:jonathan.leffler at>>  #include <disclaimer.h>
> Guardian of DBD::Informix - v2008.0513 -
> "Blessed are we who can laugh at ourselves, for we shall never cease 
> to be amused."

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