TimeZone Updater Tool/Project, where would we put it?

Andrew Leonard andrew_m_leonard at uk.ibm.com
Mon Dec 30 14:28:24 UTC 2019

Thanks for your input Ben,
I share your concern about the timescale of IANA updates being published 
and them getting into JDK updates, your point in the example of Brazil, I 
didn't realize it took a year to get the update into the JDK.

Does someone from Oracle/RedHat know what the "policy" is for when an 
OpenJDK IANA tzdata update is done? Once IANA publish a new level, how 
long until it gets into the JDK? I would like to think it is the next 
available quarterly update..., I realize there's rampdown etc, but which 
quarterly "checkpoint" date could the latest IANA tzdata be integrated 
safely by? and do we, or should we ensure this happens?


Andrew Leonard
Java Runtimes Development
IBM Hursley
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