<i18n dev> [PATCH FOR REVIEW] 6593486: RFE: support user-defined directory path to time zone data files

Omair Majid omajid at redhat.com
Wed May 11 13:07:01 PDT 2011


Andrew John Hughes <gnu_andrew at ...> writes:
> When distros update their timezone data, the data used by OpenJDK also
> needs to be updated.  At present, this is difficult as OpenJDK uses a
> hardcoded path (${java.home}/jre/lib/zi} for timezone data with no
> option to override it.
> A bug was filed for this issue back in 2007 and there was some
> discussion on the mailing lists:
> http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/i18n-dev/2007-August/000001.html
> but no patch was committed.
> I've updated the patch and provide a revised version in this webrev:
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~andrew/6593486/webrev.01/jdk.patch
> Is it ok to commit this to swing-gate?

Does anyone have any thoughts about this? We have been carrying this custom
patch in IcedTea for a few years now. It would be great if other
projects/platforms/architectures could make use of this.


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