I am done with my assignment and doing the last minute checks. I am running java version "1.4.2_04" (build 1.4.2_04-b04, mixed mode) on my machine. Will someone please tell me if this version "have been superseded by a new production version for more than 18 months"? I also don't know if 'b04' means "build 04" or "beta 04" or something else.
Honestly this versioning restriction stuff is the only thing in the assignment that I couldn't undrestand and also the only thing that I couldn't figure out by following & reading the old threads in this forum. Other than this, this forum has been a great help for me. A milion thanx to people in this forum for their questions and answers and particularly to Andrew, philip and those who were and are involved. Thanx for the help
Short answer - you are fine with that version. Tiger has not been out long enough yet. There is a little more information on allowable versions of the JDK in the JavaRanch SCJD FAQ (however it is getting dated).