Timezones are now supported, the letter 'Z' is not longer fix in the date pattern and represents the timezone offset (ISO 8601).
New test written for testing backward compatibility and serialization of the new date format.
serializing and deserializing of java.util.Date can now handle timezo…
…ne offset - see ISO 8601
It looks like you are using different formatting ruies.
Can you check that you're following the standard.
Closing old pull requests. If the requirement is still valid, please feel free to submit a new pull request against the current driver code.