[ros-dev] Fwd: Important Daylight Savings Time Update for Developers
davidjohnson.johnson at gmail.com
Thu Feb 22 22:11:10 CET 2007
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> From: "Microsoft US Developer Team" <developer at response.microsoft.com>
> Date: February 22, 2007 11:54:45 AM CST
> To: <davidjohnson.johnson at gmail.com>
> Subject: Important Daylight Savings Time Update for Developers
> Reply-To: "Microsoft US Developer Team"
> <developer at response.microsoft.com>
> Dear Valued Microsoft Customer,
> In 2005, the United States government passed the Energy Policy Act
> of 2005. This act changes the start and end dates for Daylight
> Saving Time (DST) as of spring 2007. These changes may impact the
> way applications run. Microsoft is releasing an update for Windows
> through Microsoft Update that reflects these changes.
> Developers who use the .NET Framework may find their applications
> affected if the application uses the time zone information for
> historical purposes or if they have derived custom classes from
> System.TimeZone to provide custom time zone information. The
> standard System.TimeZone class provides a managed wrapper for the
> underlying Windows Operating System time zone functions.
> In addition, developers who use Visual C++ may find their
> applications affected if they use the CRT time functions, or the TZ
> environment variable. Microsoft is currently working on a fix for
> this issue and will post information about its availability on the
> Visual Studio Support page.
> Most applications that use these affected classes will not need to
> be modified as this update will ensure that the correct data is
> provided seamlessly to the application. However, applications that
> use these classes or the underlying Windows API to perform
> historical time look-ups will need to be modified.
> In most cases, developers who have extended the .NET Framework’s
> time zone support by creating custom time zone classes derived from
> System.TimeZone, or by direct access to the Win32 API, will not
> have to update their applications as long as the available updates
> to the operating system are applied. However, solutions that rely
> on private time zone data, or that retrieve system time zone
> information by accessing the registry directly, may need to be
> updated. Applications that deal with historical time zone data may
> also need to be updated.
> Microsoft advises all developers who make use of time zone data to
> test their applications against this update to ensure that their
> applications function correctly.
> For more detailed information and the latest updates please visit
> http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/bb264729.aspx, Preparing
> for daylight saving time changes in 2007, and KB928388: 2007 time
> zone update for Microsoft Windows operating systems.
> Further Assistance
> Microsoft values your business. For more information visit http://
> www.microsoft.com/dst2007, or contact Microsoft for assistance. A
> list of phone numbers is located at http://support.microsoft.com.
> Microsoft Premier Customers may engage their Technical Account
> Manager directly.
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> Thank you,
> Microsoft US Developer Team
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