We ran into an issue and I wanted to give everyone a heads up. If the timezone is defined as EST, MST, or HST, the behavior has changed. These 3 used to flip back and forth from standard time to daylight savings time. With the DST patch, these three now stay on standard time constantly.
Post by:Deepak Bala
I believe it should move on to EDT from EST
Post by:Marilyn de Queiroz
It used to. But with the latest patch, it no longer moves.
Post by:Jim Yingst
Ah, finally. Seems to me that MST should mean MST, not MDT. It's unfortunate that Sun's JDKs supported such misleading terminology for so long.
For compatibility with JDK 1.1.x, some other three-letter time zone IDs (such as "PST", "CTT", "AST") are also supported. However, their use is deprecated because the same abbreviation is often used for multiple time zones (for example, "CST" could be U.S. "Central Standard Time" and "China Standard Time"), and the Java platform can then only recognize one of them.
Programmers needing to retain the old behavior (assuming it's too much trouble to fix the time zone codes to something more appropriate) can follow the instructions in this Sun alert.