Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Did Adobe drop the ball on DST changes?

This post is about the upcoming Daylight Savings changes in the U.S.

OK, so let's start with some facts:
ColdFusion 7.0 uses Java Version 1.4.2_05
ColdFusion 7.0.2 (which came out November 30, 2006) uses Java Version 1.4.2_09
According to an Adobe Technote you need Java Version 1.4.2_11 in order to be compliant with the new DST dates for 2007.
The Technote does not currently appear on the main ColdFusion Support page. You have to search for it.
The instructions linked from said Technote are fairly detailed on how to upgrade the Standalone version of CF, but despite the title, don't apply directly to multiserver installs.

This all leads me to the following questions:
If Adobe has updated Java versions in the past, why have they not made a patch for this?
Why does this information not appear on the main ColdFusion Support page?
Why are the instructions not more detailed and specific to the different install options?
Am I asking for too much?
Did I miss something?
Did Adobe drop the ball here?
Will the world blow up on March 11?
Will I actually update this post when Adobe's knowledgebase becomes available again?

I welcome any input from anybody who can answer any of these questions.

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posted by Luis


Blogger Adrocknaphobia said...

The short answer is 'No'.

The detailed answer is that you are late to the game. That TechNote came out a few months ago and it was highlighted on the ColdFusion support page. It's been updated several times since it's initial posting.

You can read it here:

Updating the JVM is a very simple task and outside of a difference in directory structures between Standard and Enterprise, they are identical.

I don't think it's fair to say that Adobe dropped that ball. It's the JVM from Sun that needed updating. The Dept of Energy announced the changes in 2005.

6:06 PM  

Blogger Luis said...

Well, I guess I can answer that I did update it now that I'm able to get back into Adobe's knowledgebase.

10:06 AM  

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