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JRE version difference

Seema Sharma
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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.


Thanks in advance,
Seema
Campbell Ritchie
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Try this link and see if you can understand the many different names given to Java versions.
Campbell Ritchie
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More discussion a few months ago here
Rob Spoor
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Off to the beginners forum we go!


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Campbell Ritchie
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Originally posted by Rob Prime:
Off to the beginners forum we go!
Quite right: Carefully Choose One Forum
Seema Sharma
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Sure Campbell, I'll take care of the correct forum while posting my question.
My doubt is whether Swing applications will change when using JAVA 2 Runtime 1.4.2_02-b03 from JAVA 2 Runtime 1.4.2

Thanks in advance,
Seema
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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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.


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Campbell Ritchie
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Originally posted by Seema Sharma:
Sure Campbell, I'll take care . . .
Thanks in advance,
Seema
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