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What is a "Java Development Kit 1.1.8"?

Thomas Markl
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Joined: Mar 08, 2001
Posts: 192
I just downloaded the Developer Kit 1.1.8 from SUNs Web Site and wonder how and for what I can use it. I thought it might be an texteditor ...
But then I compared the jdk1.1.8/bin to jdk1.3\bin and figured out that both contain some similar files as javac.exe.
So what more can the developer kit do what I cant do with my SunJava2SDKv1.4?
Thanks for your answers.
Marilyn de Queiroz

Joined: Jul 22, 2000
Posts: 9059
1.1.8 is the old version of 1.3 and 1.4
Forget about it unless you're forced to use it for some reason. The higher versions have more/better stuff.

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Bosun Bello
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Joined: Nov 06, 2000
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Thomas, if you are looking for a text editor, you can download texpad from

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I agree. Here's the link:
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