Master DST + Time Zone Documentation for Release 11i

We had a flurry of postings, patches, webcasts, and Notes around the US 2007 Daylight Saving Time changes earlier this year.  As many of you noted, sometimes in rather forceful and colorful terms, it took longer to review all of the available information than it took to apply the patches.  We heard you, loud and clear, and are trying to learn from that experience.

Chatham Islands: Chatham Islands picture of tree overlooking cliffs

New Upcoming DST & Time Zone Changes

The tempest around US 2007 DST changes has settled down by now (thankfully).  However, if you're in any of the following countries (or do business with them), there are apparently more Daylight Saving or time zone changes coming soon:
  • New Zealand
  • Chatham Islands
  • Venezuela
  • New South Wales (Australia)
And, given the way these things work, it's likely that the domino effect will continue to other countries around the world.

Information in a Single Place

We've just released a single master Release 11i document to make it easier for you.  This Note is intended to consolidate information about the necessary database, Java, and Developer 6i patches that you need to comply with the latest DST and time zone changes across all affected countries for Apps 11i:
This document has new information about lovely New Zealand and the Chatham Islands right now, and will be updated soon to include information about Venezuela and New South Wales.  Also, an equivalent Note will be published for Release 12 shortly; stay tuned for more updates.

As an aside, my management has yet to be convinced of the merit of my arguments that customers in these countries -- particularly the ones in tropical locations with lots of beaches -- would benefit from a personal on-site visit from me.  Oh, well.  A man can dream, can't he?

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Comments:

the most painful is surely Lord Howe Island, because they have only 30 minutes offset!

Posted by Laurent Schneider on September 18, 2007 at 09:45 PM PDT #

Laurent,>Lord Howe IslandAh, yes.  Yet-another place to be added to my list of places to visit.Regards,Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on September 19, 2007 at 01:27 AM PDT #

John,It's a tough job, but if somebody's gotta do it, it might as well be you, right?Regards,Steven 

Posted by Steven Chan on September 19, 2007 at 07:47 AM PDT #

Steven,

When I'm done under in November speaking at the AUSOUG conference (on Fusion of course), I'll take a lot of pictures for you.

Good note as usual.

thx,
John

Posted by John Stouffer on September 19, 2007 at 08:26 AM PDT #

Steven,

I love this job!

By the way, this note only talks about Release 11i unless I missed it in the links. Is there something for Release 12?

thx,
John

Posted by John Stouffer on September 21, 2007 at 11:20 AM PDT #

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