Australian timezone on Linux

Dave O'Callaghan daveoc at
Thu Jan 1 10:47:05 UTC 2009

Hi Folks,

IBM Java can be updated using the JTZU tool available here.
Sun Java can be updated using the TZUpdater available here
HP Java can be updated using their version of TZUpdater here

IBM's version  and Sun's version updates to tzdata2008i,   HP's is a 
little backlevel and updates to tzdata2008g.

Regards, Dave

 Dave O'Callaghan PMP®

"Jonathan Leffler" <jonathan.leffler at>
"Time Zone Mailing List" <tz at>
"Robert Elz" <kre at>, "Girish Hilage" 
<girish_hilage at>
31/12/2008 16:46
Re: Australian timezone on Linux

On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 1:36 PM, Robert Elz <kre at> wrote:
   Date:        Tue, 30 Dec 2008 13:58:46 -0500
   From:        "Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E]" <
olsona at>
   Message-ID:  <
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could be erroneous because out of date.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.)

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