This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
Hi, Please let me know what is the difference between JAVA 2 Runtime 1.4.2_02-b03 and JAVA 2 Runtime 1.4.2. I could find that both JRE 1.4.2_02-b03 is the official name for JRE JAVA 2 Runtime 1.4.2_02. Is JAVA 2 Runtime 1.4.2 available? I could find that JDK 1.4.2 is available.
In a number like x.y.z_nn, x.y is considered the JDK version, z is a minor version number, and nn is a patch number. When 'z" changes, there may be small changes to the API -- no new features, but some small compatible changes or additions may be made. When the "nn" changes, those are just very minor internal bug fixes, which rarely have any observable results.
Which is a long way of saying that 1.4.2_02 *is* 1.4.2. It has a few tiny, not-visible bug fixes, and yes, of course, programs that run under 1.4.2 will work just the same way.