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  2. JDK-4124203

TIME problems in UK: How do I get "British Summer Time"?

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: P3
    • Resolution: Duplicate
    • Affects Version/s: 1.1.5, 1.2.0
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: core-libs
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      Name: tb29552 Date: 03/31/98


      The clocks just went forward in the U.K. to
      daylight savings time, or British Summer Time
      as it is known locally.

      I note from Bug 4064735 that the GMT timezone
      (which is the default I get when I installed
      JDK 1.2b3, and JDK 115) no longer uses daylight
      savings time
      (i.e. TimeZone.getDefault().useDaylightTime() =
      false)

      This means that when I try to get the time using
      Calendar.getInstance() it is an hour out. The clock
      on my NT task bar s correct.

      THIS IS VERY SERIOUS.

      1) Should I be using another timezone, if so
      which one is the correct one for the U.K (I can't
      find this in the javadoc

      2) If there is a correct time zone for the U.K,
      why did the install of the JDK not set this as
      my default time zone.

      I NOW HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO GET THE CORRECT LOCAL
      TIME !

      Please help !

      Rob
      (Review ID: 27531)
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              Assignee:
              aliusunw Alan Liu (Inactive)
              Reporter:
              tbell Tim Bell
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