<i18n dev> Additional source to guess the local timezone ID on linux

Omair Majid omajid at redhat.com
Tue Aug 27 06:59:56 PDT 2013

On 08/27/2013 03:00 AM, Masayoshi Okutsu wrote:
> /etc/sysconfig/clock used to be supported, but it was removed in JDK 7.
> The problem is discussed in bug #6456628.
> http://bugs.sun.com/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug_id=6456628

Thanks for that link. I did not know that this support was present in
JDK7 but then removed. I did not expect various distributions and
versions to have significant differences in that file either.

> Have you tested your fix on all Red Hat-like distros, including some
> older releases, with all the time zone IDs?

No, I tested this with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. I did not try it on
older versions. I know newer versions of Fedora don't ship with this
file any more.

Given that this support was removed because there were significant
differences in that file making maintenance harder in OpenJDK, I am
going to withdraw this patch.

Thanks to everyone who reviewed and commented on it.


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