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Mac OS X Daylight Saving Time Software Fix updates your Mac running Mac OS X 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, and 10.3 so that it will properly recognize the daylight savings time switch, as it has changed March 2007. Information about the new daylight savings time change is available at the UNH CIS DST repository.

Installation instructions:

  1. Download "DST_Update.mpkg.zip" and the Installer will automatically start the update process.
  2. Select your Startup Disk - usually "Mac HD".
  3. Click on the Install button on the lower more...

What's New

Version 1.0:
  • This is the first and likely final version of this software as it fixes the Daylight Savings Time issues in all versions of Mac OS X 10.3.9 and lower versions which were previously unfixable.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, or 10.3 only.

*Previously available here

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jennska Member IconReview+0
jennska
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I don't know how I didn't find this when I was looking before. We have a 10.2.8 server running email and having the savings time be incorrect on the server causes all sorts of weird issues, even if the display time is correct.

Thank you for writing this, it took care of the core problem and will may my job much easier.

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Version 1.0
Thresher-The-Shark Member IconComment+145
Thresher-The-Shark
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As this patch is needed only for Mac OS X 10.0-10.2.8, I would seriously suggest anyone still using these OS releases to upgrade to at least Mac OS X 10.3.9.

Yes there are machines that shouldn't or can't run Tiger, but any machine running 10.0-10.2.8 will run better and more securely with 10.3.9.

Plus, if you look around on Google for a few minutes you can find copies of Panther for as little as $29.

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Version 1.0
Demolition
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We run 10.2.8 on a few machines for compatibility testing. Just FYI.

Culture Of One
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Good idea, but sadly, not all of us can afford to upgrade. It's not as much the cost of the OS upgrade for me as the cost of upgrading all of my professional apps to work properly in 10.3.x or 10.4.x. Tiger and Panther aren't perfectly backward-compatible, and I can't afford to take a chance with the software I need for my business, nor can I justify the $1000s it would cost to upgrade all of my apps to the latest version. Maybe someday...

Demolition Member IconReview+38
Demolition
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I installed UNH's DST fix on one of our older G4 towers still running 10.2.8. It was a very easy process. Checking the localtime info via Terminal (as described on UNH's DST tech info page) shows that the new DST settings are in place.

Overall, this was a worthwhile undertaking.

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Version 1.0
straycat98 Member IconComment+0
straycat98
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why is this not included as a software update from apple, i would not install this third party software

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Version 1.0
MacUpdate-Lon
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It is not included in Software Update from Apple, because Apple released an update for Daylight Savings that does not work on any version of OS X earlier than 10.3.9.

So, a third party developer stepped up and provided a fix for other people running earlier OS X versions.

straycat98
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thanks

FultonKBD Member IconComment+0
FultonKBD
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Didn't Apple already release a patch for 10.3.9? I vaguely remember installing something about DST just a week or so ago.

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Version 1.0
MacUpdate-Lon
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Yes, and that worked only on 10.3.9 - 10.4.x. This "Mac OS X Daylight Saving Time Software Fix 1.0" is not by Apple and works on earlier versions of OS X

islandmacman Member IconComment+147
islandmacman
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Just my opinion, obviously, but isn't it less work to just manually change the time by one hour rather than download, install and update a peice of system software?

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Version 1.0
nstanosheck
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Isn't automation easier than having to remember what days and times you have to keep flipping your timezones every year?

Wooden Brain Concepts
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the problem is more than just automation -- not letting the system know about daylight savings times rules could mess up all sorts of internal system functions as well as iCal, etc. there is a lot to read on this issue if you google for DST bug.

nstanosheck Member IconReview+9
nstanosheck
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I installed this on an old clamshell iBook running Mac OS 10.2.8 and can verify that it installed and worked on it.

It is too bad Apple, Inc. did not make a fix except for people using 10.4.6+ since they made many Macs made in the last 10 years that cannot run 10.4.x. Thank you UNH CIS!

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Version 1.0
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Downloads 5,730
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Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 06 Mar 2007
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free