How many ages hence Yes, they’re the same. Java 7 still uses “1. I downloaded JDK 6 update 17 and netbeans 6. Stack Overflow works best with JavaScript enabled. The official documentation mentions: Email Required, but never shown.

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The official documentation mentions: To be fair, Sun’s version numbering has nothing on Emacs: How do we handle problem users? The number 6 is used to reflect the evolving level of maturity, stability, scalability and security of Java SE. Java 7 still uses “1. I’ll just cross-link for now. Check out my answer here, it fills in many details: Improving the question-asking experience. On a positive note: Stack Overflow for Teams is a private, secure spot for you and your coworkers to find and share information.


But that’s only the internal jaav number of that piece of software. I don’t find a java 1. Unicorn Meta Zoo 9: In a sentence, screw Sun’s marketing.


They skipped versions See this page for a more detailed explanation of the version numbering. For some reason the internal version number of the JDK 6 is “1. The official documentation mentions:. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. I’ll email the instructor and ask him this question, but I bet I’ll get quicker answer here and I’m ready to get started!

Here is Sun’s discussion of that and other naming discrepancies.

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Joachim Sauer Joachim Sauer k 50 50 gold badges silver badges bronze badges. Is this what he’s refering to as java 1. They are the same. Active 5 years, 1 month ago. Pascal Thivent Pascal Thivent k gold badges silver badges bronze badges.

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It’s an implementation of the Java SE 6 platform as specified by JSR together with a set of development tools the implementation of the platform without the development tools is called the JRE: Both version numbers 1.


Post as a guest Name. According to the XEmacs website, at least. Stack Overflow works best with JavaScript enabled. One naming convention if for the jde and one is for the developer.

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So if you’re told to install “Java 1. Yes, Sun makes use of dual naming convention for the same thing. Email Required, but never shown.