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Java Version - Am I too Late

Francois
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Joined: Mar 06, 2006
Posts: 6
I have completed my assignment, but just tyding up the documentation. I have the B&S assignment. But should I redo it now is it too late to submit using j2sdk1.4.2_05?? JDK 1.5 does not work properly on Windows NT (JFileChooser), what should I do?

Please help me as I would love to submit my assingment!

Francois
Saheed Adepoju
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Joined: Jun 23, 2004
Posts: 267
Hi
From what i gather from the calculations of the deadline. Java 1.4 becomes invalid March 18th. So i would say u got about 2 weeks b4 sunset man. I would suggest changing machines(say WinXP) if u cant meet the deadline. Remember u still got to write a followup exam before they take a look at the assignment. So buckle up man. Take care.Good luck!


Saheed Adepoju<br />SCJP 1.4<br />SCJD (B&S..In progress)
Francois
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Joined: Mar 06, 2006
Posts: 6
Does this mean that I only have to make compatible changes to allow the assignment to run and work on 1.5 or do I have to change my code to use the new features of JDK 1.5? Example will I get penalised for not using genetics?

Francois
Andrew Monkhouse
author and jackaroo
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Joined: Mar 28, 2003
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@Saheed - where did you get your March 18 date from?

@Francois - according to the J2SE Code Names page, J2SE 5.0 (1.5.0) was released on Sept 29, 2004. According to the instructions "the submission that you return must have been tested and shown to work under a production (not development) version of the Sun Microsystems' Java 2 platform and that platform must not have been superseded by a new production version for more than 18 months by the time you make your submission."

So 18 months from Sept 29, 2004 is (according to me) March 29, 2006. Therefore until March 29th (nearly 3.5 weeks from now) you can still submit your assignment developed and tested under JDK 1.4.

If you submit after March 29th then all you have to do is test and show that it works under JDK 5. Personally I take that "test and show that it works" to mean that you have to prove that your code compiles under JDK 5 as well. But you do not have to use any of the new JDK 5 features if you don't want to.

Regards, Andrew


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Saheed Adepoju
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Joined: Jun 23, 2004
Posts: 267
Hi all
Oops! Sorry, had it all miscalculated, i am sorry . Anyways i guess Andrew answered the question as always, right on the spot. Later
Francois
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Joined: Mar 06, 2006
Posts: 6
Thanks a million, now I feel a bit better. So did not waste all that time then.



Regards,
Francois
Kimo Kanahele
Greenhorn

Joined: Mar 23, 2006
Posts: 5
Am I too late to submit a solution to the URLyBird 1.2.1 assignment? The instuctions state:

"Throughout this exercise, you must use exclusively the Java 2 platform. You may develop your code using any implementation of the Java 2 platform, but the submission that you return must have been tested and shown to work under a production (not development) version of the Sun Microsystems' Java 2 platform and that platform must not have been superseded by a new production version for more than 18 months by the time you make your submission."

Now no Java 2 platform exists that was not superceeded by a new production version as Java 5 was released more than 18 months ago (Sept 29, 2004). Do I need to buy another exam ??

I've put alot of work into my solution over time, but I've been swamped with work for the last few months and haven't had time to finish it.

Any advice is greatly appreciated!
Andrew Monkhouse
author and jackaroo
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Joined: Mar 28, 2003
Posts: 11278
    
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Hi Kimo,

Please check again:

Originally posted by Andrew Monkhouse:
18 months from Sept 29, 2004 is (according to me) March 29, 2006. Therefore until March 29th ([just under one week] from now) you can still submit your assignment developed and tested under JDK 1.4.

If you submit after March 29th then all you have to do is test and show that it works under JDK 5. Personally I take that "test and show that it works" to mean that you have to prove that your code compiles under JDK 5 as well. But you do not have to use any of the new JDK 5 features if you don't want to.


Regards, Andrew
Kimo Kanahele
Greenhorn

Joined: Mar 23, 2006
Posts: 5
Aloha Andrew,

Sounds like it would be OK to submit after March 29th as long as it compiles under JDK 5. I'll work to get it done before then just to be safe.

Mahalo,
Kimo
Ed Tse
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Joined: Sep 18, 2003
Posts: 183
java 5 is "Java 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0", it's not java 5 platform, whatever they name it, it's still 1.5 to me.


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