where is TimeZone bits

Medi Montaseri medi.montaseri at hds.com
Tue Mar 4 00:49:03 UTC 2014

Thanks Martin,

Unfortunately I don't see that option ...

mmontaseri at griffin:~/work/bug-91383/jdk8src> bash ./configure --help | grep tzdata
mmontaseri at griffin:~/work/bug-91383/jdk8src>

Can you please clarify? And what would that option do? would it integrate (bundle, pull-in, copy) system-tzdata files and put them along the JRE tar. I personally don't think a language should be that tightly coupled with an asset like timezone. JDK/JRE and tzdata have two different life cycles and charter.


From: Martin Buchholz [martinrb at google.com]
Sent: Monday, March 03, 2014 3:36 PM
To: Medi Montaseri
Cc: build-dev at openjdk.java.net
Subject: Re: where is TimeZone bits

A difference between IcedTea and Oracle JDK.  E.g. http://icedtea.classpath.org/wiki/IcedTea_JDK6_Patches

use-system-tzdata Use timezone data from the system .

$ ./configure --help
  --with-tzdata-dir[=DIR] set the Java timezone data directory

On Mon, Mar 3, 2014 at 2:41 PM, Medi Montaseri <medi.montaseri at hds.com<mailto:medi.montaseri at hds.com>> wrote:

Not sure if this is the correct forum....
I have installed openJDK8 on a Debian linux. I was comparing my new JRE with an older version (openjdk6) and I see that I don't have bunch of timezone files.

Here is the old one

etc, etc

I read something about Sun no longer including tzupdator and timezone files....what is OpenJDK's position on this issue? If openjdk8 does not include TimeZone, how do I incorporate them into my JRE and JDK? Is there another upstream maintainer of TZs?


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