Daylight Saving Time begins for most of the United States at 2 a.m. on the second Sunday of March.
Time will revert to standard time at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday in November.
Read More … How DST affects Java Applications and How it can be solved…
Problems Affecting Java Applications
The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) stores rules about DST observanceall around the globe. Older JREs will have outdated rules that will besuperseded by the Energy Policy Act of 2005. As a result, applicationsrunning on an older JRE may report incorrect time from March 11, 2007through April 2, 2007 and from October 29, 2007 through November 4,2007.
Solutions for Java Applications
If you are concerned about application failures that may result fromthese DST changes, you should update your Java Runtime Environment. Thefollowing Java platform versions have correct time rules to handle theDST changes that will affect U.S. time zones in 2007. You can downloadany of the following Java platform versions to resolve this DST issue:
Note that this may imply a regression test of applications just in case the newer JVMs introduce incompatibilities; also note that Sun does not suggest anything older than 1.4.2_11, which may affect users still on 1.3 or older.
I found this in one of the Sun’s Discussion Forum…SEE HERE. It seems that Sun has fix for Australian Time Zone Changes. Hope it also releases fixes for USA DST for JDK 1.3.
IBM delivers fixes for the changes to the time zones taking effect in USA 2007.
You can find the detail instruction here…IBM Websphere Fixes For Daylight Saving Time Changes
Microsoft – Windows
Microsoft will be producing an update for Microsoft products affected by the new United States Daylight Saving Time transition dates. These updates will be released through a combination of channels including Microsoft Customer Support Services (CSS), hotfixes incorporated in Knowledge Base articles, Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), and the Microsoft Download Center.
For More Information Regarding the Fixes Go Here…Microsoft Fixes For DST