updated 06:05 pm EST, Thu February 15, 2007
Apple updates DST, Java
Apple today updated the way Mac OS X handles Daylight Saving Time for Tiger (and DST for Mac OS X 10.3 Panther) and updated Java for Mac OS X 10.4 (and Java for Mac OS X 10.3 Panther) to add support for those same changes. The Daylight Saving Time update reflects changes in several countries and regions that will alter the dates on which they observe Daylight Saving Time, while the Java for Mac OS X 10.4 Release 5 adds support for the latest Daylight Saving Time changes and time zone information. The Java update also provides improved reliability and compatibility for Java 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 and Java 1.4 on Mac OS X 10.4.8 and later. The release updates J2SE 5.0 to version 1.5.0_07 and Java 1.4 to version 1.4.2_12, improving reliability of the SWT_AWT bridge implementation first released in the SWT Compatibility Libraries for Release 4. The improvement is installed as a standard part of J2SE 5.0, according to Apple.