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Pablo Aravena
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Joined: May 04, 2006
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Hi friend

I have just started the programing of the assigment, but I don't know if I can use Java 1.5 because the assigment state is for java 2 platform and also I only have SCJP for java 1.2 (I got it in 2001)

please give some advise I really would like to use the java 1.5 new features

Thanks in advance
Oscar Gonzalez
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Joined: Mar 28, 2006
Posts: 63
The Java 2 mean the platform but the edition is 5 (I prefer 5 than 1.5)

You can have Java 2 Platform 1.4 edition and so on, so you have to use Java 2 platform 5 edition .

Pablo Aravena
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then there is no problem right?
Andrew Monkhouse
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Hi Pablo,

If you check the download page for JDK 5, you will see that the full name is "Java 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0". So it is still a release for the Java 2 platform and there is no problem.

In fact, the instructions state that you must use a version of the JDK that has "not have been superseded by a new production version for more than 18 months by the time you make your submission". The only JDK that meets that criteria at present is JDK 5, so you do not really have a choice: you must use JDK 5.

Regards, Andrew


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Pablo Aravena
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ok thank you very much for your help
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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