Australian timezone on Linux

Jonathan Leffler jonathan.leffler at
Wed Dec 31 16:44:29 UTC 2008

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erroneous because out of date.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.)

Jonathan Leffler <jonathan.leffler at>  #include <disclaimer.h>
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