[tz] Java & Rearguard
eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Wed Jun 5 19:53:10 UTC 2019
On 6/5/19 7:11 AM, Robert Elz wrote:
> What are you planning to do when some jurisdiction does summer/retarted ?
> And before anyone claims that's absurd, it isn't really.
That's right, and Morocco is doing something like that right now.
Morocco retarded its clocks by an hour on May 5 for Ramadan, and will
advance them back to standard time this Sunday.
Unfortunately OpenJDK gets this wrong because it is still stuck on
tzdata2018g (2018-10-26), whereas the current Morocco situation was
first published in tzdata 2018h (2018-12-23) and it appears that Oracle
has not gotten around to propagating tzdata into OpenJDK since November.
In the meantime, OpenJDK users in Morocco are out of luck - which leaves
me to wonder how important these timezone issues are in Java (Java users
don't seem to be marching en masse to Redwood City to get them fixed :-).
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