US Energy Policy Act of 2005 - Daylight Saving Time changes 2007
By Giri Mandalika on Jan 13, 2007
Due to the Energy Policy Act of 2005, there will be some changes to the daylight saving time in US, starting in 2007. As a hardware/software vendor, Sun Microsystems is ready with a solution (set of patches) to accommodate those changes; and the required information is well documented in the form of Sunsolve alerts.
- Required patches for Solaris, Java and Sun Fire firmware:
BigAdmin tech note: 2007 Daylight Saving Time Changes in the U.S
- The above tech note is referring to a Sun alert, 102178, which was obsoleted and replaced by a more comprehensive Sun Alert, 102775:
Daylight Saving Time (DST) Changes for Australia (2006), Canada (2007), United States (2007) and Others
- Required firmware for timezone changes due to energy policy act of 2005 is at:
Required Server Firmware for Timezone Changes Due to U.S. Energy Policy Act of 2005
In case if Sun didn't address some areas which may get impacted with the changes mentioned in energy policy act of 2005, feel free to file a bug at bugs.sun.com (Java bugs) or at bugs.opensolaris.org (Solaris bugs).
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