RFR: 8153044: Allow a property to control location of tzdb.dat file

Stephen Colebourne scolebourne at joda.org
Thu Jul 7 15:02:21 UTC 2016

I won't block this change, but I remain unenthused. There are other
ways to control the time-zone data, and since tzdb.dat is currently a
private format file that is part of the internals of the JDK, it seems
odd to be exposing it.

Having the tzdb.dat as a versioned module that could be replaced, or
linked in would, by contrast, be potentially very useful.


On 7 July 2016 at 15:53, Seán Coffey <sean.coffey at oracle.com> wrote:
> Looking to add a new implementation specific system property which would
> allow the user to specify the location of the tzdb.dat file.
> https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8153044
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~coffeys/webrev.8153044/webrev/
> --
> Regards,
> Sean.

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