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Notice from Sybase: Critical Daylight Savings Time Bug in latest Sun JDK/JRE releases

Summary: A problem has been identified in the JDK/JRE releases from Sun intended to fix the Daylight Savings Time functions in the JDK/JRE to comply with the New US Daylight Savings Time rules starting in 2007.


Contents

This document contains the following sections:

  • Customer Alert
  • Recommendation

Customer Alert

A problem has been identified in the JDK/JRE releases from Sun intended to fix the Daylight Savings Time functions in the JDK/JRE to comply with the New US Daylight Savings Time rules starting in 2007.

To comply with the new US DST rules these JDK/JRE versions were used in some Sybase products, or in some cases Sybase customers were instructed to download them for use with Sybase products.

The problem is still under investigation by Sun Microsystems and as of the writing of this document, there is no known patch available.


Recommendation

For the most up to date information regarding this issue, please refer to the Sun website.

http://bugs.sun.com/bugdatabase/view_bug.do;?bug_id=6530336

UPDATE 9th March 2007 - Sun has provided two more information sources about this issue.

Sun's public alert:
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102836-1

JDK/JRE DST page:
http://java.sun.com/developer/technicalArticles/Intl/USDST/

END UPDATE 9th March 2007

Once Sun posts a solution to the issue, Sybase will alter the DST instructions to reflect the soultion. See the Sybase DST notice at: http://www.sybase.com/detail?id=1050614


If you require further assistance please contact your local support center. The contact numbers can be found in the About Support section under Support & Services at the www.sybase.com website.

http://www.sybase.com/contactus/support



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