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Re: Time zone data for OpenJDK 8

On Fri, 8 Aug 2014, Emmanuel Bourg wrote:

> 5. Implement a java.time.zone.ZoneRulesProvider [3] that reads the TZif2
> files installed by the tzdata package in /usr/share/zoneinfo. This would
> render the tzdata-java package obsolete in the long term. GNU ClassPath
> has a TZif2 parser [4] that could be used as a starting point.

Yay for this!

I have always wondered why Java, PHP, PostgreSQL, etc. have their
own timezone information instead of using the system’s. If you can
feed it upstream, even more +1 for you ☺

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