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can anybody remind me what is Java Platfrom1

Guennadiy VANIN
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Joined: Aug 30, 2001
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and Platform3? We are now at J2SE 1.4. Platform2, version 1.4. Can anybody remind me what is the platform number abt vs. version number and when will come out Platform 3? What is Platform 1 abt?
Marilyn de Queiroz

Joined: Jul 22, 2000
Posts: 9059
The terminology is confusing. First there was
jdk 1.0
jdk 1.1.4 (This is the one MicroSoft uses)
jdk 1.1.18

Then there was

jdk 1.2 (also known as Java 2)
jdk 1.3
jdk 1.4 (current version)

Each one has a little bit more than the one before.

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Dirk Schreckmann

Joined: Dec 10, 2001
Posts: 7023
To be a little bit clearer...
Versions 1.2, 1.3, and 1.4 are all referred to as Java 2. When 1.2 was released, Sun decided that they really wanted to bring attention to the fact that the language and standard libraries (especially the Collections, Swing, event handling, etc.) had undergone significant changes and improvements from previous versions and so called it "Java 2".
I've not heard anything from Sun about a possible Java 3. If they ever release a "Java 3", I would guess it would be when very significant changes are made (such as big improvements in the memory model) and Sun really would like to create another big publicity opportunity.
Otherwise, I know that big changes to a language (not just the libraries) can scare some developers (as some people just don't like chasing a moving ball) and I wouldn't doubt that Sun may prefer to not make big radical language-based changes in one release, and we may just receive version 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, etc. - always calling it Java 2 and each release possibly having some small change to the language.
[ October 24, 2002: Message edited by: Dirk Schreckmann ]

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Guennadiy VANIN
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Thanks a lot Marilyn and Dirk,
just after posting I noticed that it was really version 1.18 but I have directory JDK1.3.1 and J2SE.exe for installation.
I even incorrectly cited versions in my other posts...
[ October 26, 2002: Message edited by: G Vanin ]
I agree. Here's the link:
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