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JRE 5/6 and JRE 1.x.x ??

Yousha Aleayoub

Joined: Oct 05, 2011
Posts: 1

JRE 5 JRE6 and now JRE 1.x.x?
Whats up? :confused:

Tim Moores

Joined: Sep 21, 2011
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Who says JRE 1.x is current? We're at Java 7 at the moment.
Rob Spoor

Joined: Oct 27, 2005
Posts: 19656

Java started with version 1.0, and went on with this numbering until 1.4.2. Then they introduced Java 5.0, 6 and now 7. However, these last three each have two version numbers. Java 5.0 is the same as Java 1.5.0, Java 6 is the same as Java 1.6.0 and Java 7 is the same as Java 1.7.0. 5.0, 6 and 7 are the public version numbers, and 1.5.0, 1.6.0 and 1.7.0 are the internal version numbers.

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Campbell Ritchie

Joined: Oct 13, 2005
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Please explain your question better. Are you unfamiliar with the Java™ numbering system? Try this Wikipedia page and see whether that helps. If not, tell us more precisely what you want to know. I think that Wikipedia page is slightly imprecise, calling Java5 JavaSE5.
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