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ming ming
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what is the main diffrence with the jdk 6 and jdk 5?
any major diffrences or add on new feature?
 
Charles Lyons
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As far as I know, there are no major language changes... desktop developers see a few minor additions, most notably a new Console class which hides all the nasty details when building console applications (those running from the command line), ability to add/remove icons from the Windows system tray, a native (fast loading) splash screen etc.

Otherwise they've enhanced some other APIs like the SOAP client, and for some reason included a basic HTTP Web server (which although I can forsee will be useful for a project I'm working on, I would have preferred it as an extra download and not part of the core SE platform).

There's nothing majorly new to learn like generics and enums if that's what you mean...
 
Jesper de Jong
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You can find everything you want to know about Java SE 6 here:
http://java.sun.com/javase/6/

And Charles, there is no HTTP server in Java SE 6 (at least, not in the public API).
Some more info here: http://www.mernst.org/blog/archives/01-01-2006_01-31-2006.html
[ July 22, 2006: Message edited by: Jesper Young ]
 
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