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Apple offers Java, daylight savings updates

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.

by MacNN Staff




  1. lockhartt

    Joined: Dec 1969


    What about 10.2?

    Nothing for 10.2? ...some of us still have 10.2 on an XServe or two.

  1. Flying Meat

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Upgrade, or change the time manually. Those are your options. You're two full versions behind (soon to be three).


    Joined: Dec 1969



    Seems if you dont have 10.3.9 or 10.4.8 your outta luck. I had problems with 10.4.8 and am staying with 10.4.7 - the update would not install. I will be waiting for 10.4.9.

    On another note, 10.4.9 must be a little ways away from being completed otherwise one would think they would include this update if it was coming out soon.

  1. coldfusion1970

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Does this mean i wont be late for work in the future?

  1. zl9600

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I don't think it's late

    I think they wanted to get this out ASAP and don't want to start doing the c*** when Leopard is about to come out of it's cage... or at least that's my guess.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: 10.2

    Yeah, you should just upgrade! And if your computer can't support the later versions, just buy new computers, too! Who cares about the cost of such a thing, that's immaterial (see, if you had Windows servers, it would cost you more, so you should be willing to just keep feeding Apple your $1000 a year for OS X server updates).

    You people, always complaining because you insist on using some version of some software just because it works for you and you're happy with it and all that!

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