The U.S. Energy Policy Act of 2005 extended the daylight savings time (DST) for the U.S. an extra four weeks. Starting in 2007, the DST in the U.S. will begin at 2:00 A.M. on the second Sunday in March (03/11/2007), and end on 2:00 A.M. on the first Sunday in November (11/04/2007). To compensate for the change, operating system vendors have released patches to update the internal DST information. ColdFusion 5.0 continues to use the original DST information on patched systems, and will miscompute local time to UTC (Local2UTC) and UTC to local time (UTC2Local) conversion made with the dateConvert function during daylight savings time. All other ColdFusion 5.0 date and time functions will use the updated DST information and perform the appropriate date and time evaluations correctly.
Note: The ColdFusion MX (all versions) dateConvert function behaves correctly with the Sun Java Virtual Machine (JVM) version 1.4.2_11 or higher. For further details, see TechNote d2ab4470.