|By the Java SE Platform Support Team, October 2007|
This page provides details of how the daylight saving time (DST) changes introduced in the USA in 2007 affect the different versions of the Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) and the Solaris Operating System.
The following sections list which version of the Java platform is included in the different versions of Solaris OS, and explains whether your implementation requires an update due to the changes to US DST.
Please see the Installation instructions for Solaris OS referenced in each of the Java SE platform product family sections below.
The JDK and JRE software is often delivered as part of an Internet Service Vendor (ISV) application. Please consult your application vendor prior to updating or changing your operating system or Java SE platform version.
The following are the minimum JDK and JRE versions you should install to any problems caused by the changes to US DST:
All Sun JRE versions installed on the Solaris OS will need to be assessed for risk and exposure. You must do the following.
A standalone tool, TZUpdater, is available to correct your JDK or JRE software for USA 2007 DST compliance.
The following mitigation apply to the different versions of the Java SE platform.
Sun Java SE 6 - Mitigation
Sun Java SE 5.0 - Mitigation
Sun Java SE v1.4.2 Mitigation
Sun Java SE v1.3.1 Mitigation
Sun Java SE v1.2.2 and Java v1.1.8
Timezone information specific to the Java platform:
The following external links provide general information about timezones and DST: