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jdk1.2.x vs java2.0

 
sarada konda
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can any one help me
is there any specific reason behind naming java as java2.0 after jdk1.2.x ??
similarly java 5.0 ---- jdk1.5.x



thanks in advance
 
Jeroen Wenting
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there is no Java 5.0... It's Java 2 platform 5.0 (with compiler version 1.5.0) to make matters more interesting.

The naming system seems to be driven mainly by marketing.
 
prabaha reddy
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i agree with above reply
but when u r saying java 2 platform 5.0 what do u mean by java 2 ???
 
Paul Sturrock
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"Java 2" is version 1.2 (and above) of the JDK. Yet another instance of Marketing people getting paid to make things just that little bit less clear...
[ December 16, 2004: Message edited by: Paul Sturrock ]
 
Layne Lund
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I think this is just a conspiracy at Sun to make things confusing for both seasoned programmers and newbies alike!

Layne
 
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