Java versions, acronyms and names

Discussion in 'Java' started by rob@codebox, Jan 6, 2007.

  1. rob@codebox

    rob@codebox Guest

    I've been confused for a while now about the names, acronyms and
    version numbers that Sun chose for the various releases of Java, there
    seems to be little consistency about how things change from one release
    to the next. Anyway, I've done a little research and attempted to
    summarise things - maybe someone will find this useful:

    http://codebox.no-ip.net/controller?page=article.JavaVersions

    comments welcome, tell me if you find a mistake!

    rob@codebox
    rob@codebox, Jan 6, 2007
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  2. rob@codebox

    Lew Guest

    rob@codebox wrote:
    > I've been confused for a while now about the names, acronyms and
    > version numbers that Sun chose for the various releases of Java, there
    > seems to be little consistency about how things change from one release
    > to the next. Anyway, I've done a little research and attempted to
    > summarise things - maybe someone will find this useful:
    >
    > http://codebox.no-ip.net/controller?page=article.JavaVersions


    Or you could read up on what Sun has to say on the topic:
    <http://java.sun.com/javase/namechange.html>

    - Lew
    Lew, Jan 6, 2007
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  3. rob@codebox

    rob@codebox Guest

    Lew wrote:

    > Or you could read up on what Sun has to say on the topic:
    > <http://java.sun.com/javase/namechange.html>
    >
    > - Lew


    that page gives you the latest instalment in the saga, but the full
    history is far more terrible ;-)
    rob@codebox, Jan 7, 2007
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