Will code compiled on a 64 bit OS using 64 bit java run on a 32bit OS using 32 or 64 bit java ?
To what extent is java 7 backward compatible with java 5 and 6 ?
Back to square one.
Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Java class files have no concept of 32 vs. 64 bit - it makes no difference.
Classes compiled with Java 7 can run on earlier JVM versions provided appropriate -source and -target switches were used, AND the code doesn't use Java 7 features or doesn't use them on earlier JVMs. That's show it has always worked.