FAQ du Jour - Daylight Savings in Australia, Autumn 2006
By Tim Cook on Nov 08, 2005
Well, I have been asked this three times now, so it sounds worthy of a blog entry...
The beginning and end of Daylight Savings in Australia is controlled by state goverment regulation, which means it can be changed at relatively short notice (except in Queensland, where it can not be changed, as the extra daylight will fade curtains and confuse dairy cows).
- Has or will Sun release Solaris patches to take account of changes to daylight savings due to happen for the Commonwealth Games in 2006?
There is an RFE (Request For Enhancement) for this, but we have not yet developed & released patches.
I got a bit wistful when researching this, because back when I was a Sun customer in 1996 (I think), I logged a call regarding the same type of issue - South Australia was extending Daylight Savings for the WOMAdelaide music festival.