Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 SP10 Release Notes

Impact of US DST Changes 2007

Daylight Savings Time (DST) will start in U.S.A from the second Sunday of March and end on the first Sunday of November. This will impact the date and time rules of the operating system and JDK/JRE.

To make sure that log files contain the correct time in US time zones, and that Administration Server and Java Web Applications are not impacted by this change, download and use the appropriate operating system patches. You can download the Solaris patches from

For other platforms, download similar DST compatible patches from operating system vendor's web site.

Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 SP10 packages DST compatible JDK 1.5.0_16 on the Solaris, Windows, and Linux Platforms. Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 SP10, however, does not package JDK on HP-UX and AIX platforms. For these two platforms, download the appropriate DST compatible JDK from the HP or IBM web sites, prior to Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 SP10 installation. JDK versions for the supported platforms are as follows:

Solaris (SPARC, x86, and AMD64): 1.5.0_16 

Windows: 1.5.0_16 

Linux: 1.5.0_16 


AIX: 1.5.0 pap32dev-20080315 (SR7)