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vigneswar rao
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hi
what is the differece between the Bin and Lib.
what is the full name of SUN.
What is the present version of java(j2sdk).
 
Tom McCann
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As far as I know, the full name of SUN is Sun Microsystems Corporation.

The latest version of the jsdk is 1.5 (but this is also known as 5.0). I'm not sure why it has 2 version numbers but that seems to be the case. Perhaps someone else could shed some light on this.

BIN contains the BINary executable files - for example the java compiler program, the jar utility program, etc. LIB contains java libraries, i.e. commonly used classes that have already been created and stored (usually) in jar files.
 
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The latest version of the SDK (standard edition) is 1.5.0, update 6, which you could download from here:

http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/download.jsp

It was cofusing for me, the first time around, because there's SE, EE, ME, with, or without netbeans, etc. etc. etc.! (for the record, SE is, obviously, "standard edition", EE is "enterprise edition", ME is (I think) "micro edition"... whatever ME means, it's for embeded devices, such as telephones, & PDAs, if I'm not mistaken.
 
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Originally posted by Tom McCann:
As far as I know, the full name of SUN is Sun Microsystems Corporation.


A long long time ago, SUN was actually an acronym. Today, I think it is just Sun Microsystems, Incorporated.

BTW, the acronym was Stanford University Network.

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Originally posted by Tom McCann:
The latest version of the jsdk is 1.5 (but this is also known as 5.0). I'm not sure why it has 2 version numbers but that seems to be the case. Perhaps someone else could shed some light on this.


Marketing of course. From now on the 5.0, 6.0, etc. will refer to the version distributed to users. 1.5.x, 1.6.x, etc. will refer to the version distributed to developers. That is of course until next year when they change the naming scheme again for the 20th time with some new marketmoron's idea. They just don't seem to get that what Java needs is simplicity in deployment not more freaking complication.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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