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Version numbering in Java

Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 25 July 2004
I've just spotted J2SE 5.0 Beta on Sun's download site ... so I'm guessing that they've changed the numbering system.

Java 1.0
Java 1.1
Java 2 1.2
Java 2 1.3
Java 2 1.4
Java 2 5.0

OK - I guess that "1" had become pretty redundant - I can't imagine what else would have made it change  

Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 25 July 2004
Guess rather confirmed - the documentation says Its external version number is 5.0 and internal version number is 1.5.0. then goes on to have a diagram labelled Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition v1.5

Posted by Custard (Custard), 23 September 2004
(Custard has been quiet in the Java group since taking a Perl contract

This version numbering cock up scheme is entirely typical of other Sun version numbers..

Solaris 2.8  = Solaris 8 = SunOs 5.8
Solaris 2.9  = Solaris 9 = SunOs 5.9
SunOs 5.9 indicates (I believe) System 5? Hmmm.

Basically who knows what they're thinking.

Posted by Custard (Custard), 23 September 2004
Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross,
To see a fine lady upon a white horse;
With rings on her fingers and bells on her toes
She shall have music wherever she goes.

I think I just found a piece of Graham Ellis RegEx!!!
Just testing

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