DST changes in two weeks (Sun Alert 102775)

An issue that I've been working on lately has been to evaluate the effects on the CDE calendars from the new Daylight Savings Time changes for the US and a few other countries.  The new DST starts March 11 this year. 

Patches created for the Solaris Operating System will fix the issues related to the CDE calendar manager (dtcm) and calendar server (rpc.cmsd).  Unfortunately, appointments which  were created before the patches were installed and which are starting in the new DST period (between March 11 and April 1 and between Oct 28 and Nov 4) may have to be recreated.   For more information on the DST issues in Solaris see Sun Alert 102775.

In addition, Sun has a site which gathers all the DST issues for Sun products at: http://www.sun.com/bigadmin/hubs/dst/

Growing up in Hawaii which doesn't observe DST, I never understood why it was needed.    Infact, I wonder why everyone doesn't just use GMT.  It would make traveling and coordinating meetings across timezones so much easier.  Of course it would be a little confusing since I would eat breakfast at 4 pm, have lunch at 8 pm., dinner at 3 am. and go to bed at 7 am.   Hm...  Maybe that would not be such a good idea after all...

 

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