<i18n dev> Using system tzdata

Martin Buchholz Martin.Buchholz at Sun.COM
Tue Jan 29 15:51:31 PST 2008

Dalibor Topic wrote:
> Masayoshi Okutsu wrote:
> From the POV of operating system distributors that already need to
> support tzdata for other applications, and therefore need to keep it
> current anyway for their customers, I think it's preferable to rely on
> system facilities where such facilities exist, than to have to push a
> separate patch for the Java runtime.

Perhaps the best behavior is to check whether the system database is
at least as up to date as the Java database.  Could Java know
about the "last" change to its own database, query the OS as to whether
it "knows about" this specific change, and if so, defer to it?


> cheers,
> dalibor topic

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