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basic question JRE / JDK

Julien Castelain
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Joined: Sep 27, 2005
Posts: 28
hi

this may be silly, but do we have to install the jre if we install the jdk ?
Ken Blair
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Joined: Jul 15, 2003
Posts: 1078
No, the JDK has a JRE. However, installing the JRE separately might be desirable if you want to keep the two separated or if you want it to configure things like executable JAR files for you.
Julien Castelain
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Joined: Sep 27, 2005
Posts: 28
Thanks for your reply Ken, i got it
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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