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Daylight saving 2004-10-31 03:00 EEST/EET?

 
 
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      04-12-2004
example program:
http://koti.mbnet.fi/akini/java/calendar/

How can I set "2004-10-31 03:00:00 EEST" calendar time?
I want to specify timestamps for my scheduler.

The following codesnippet does not understand EEST id.
It will fall to GMT setting.
cal = Calendar.getInstance(TimeZone.getTimeZone("EEST")) ;
cal.set(2004, 10-1, 31, 3, 0, 0);

I could use "Europe/Helsinki" but then cannot say whether
I mean 03:00 summertime or 03:00 wintertime.

It will understand "EET" id, but then I sort of skip
one hour if want to use 03:00 EEST and then 03:00 EET
(+1h to previous one).

I've added here a testprogram to see how it goes.

EU daylighttimesaving in StandardTime (UTC) rule:
2004-03-28 01:00:00 - 2004-10-31 01:00:00

Europe/Helsinki: EEST = "summer time" +1h forward
EET = "winter time" -1h backward
2004-10-31 02:00:00 EEST
2004-10-31 03:00:00 EEST !! summertime 03:00
2004-10-31 03:00:00 EET !! wintertime 03:00
2004-10-31 04:00:00 EET
2004-10-31 05:00:00 EET

example program:
http://koti.mbnet.fi/akini/java/calendar/
 
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