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JDK to use? 1.4.2 or 1.5?

 
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Hi,
I've been along time at URLyBird 1.3.1 and I'm about to submit.
I've been using 1.4.2 JDK but my instructions say:

You may develop your code using any implementation of the Java 2 platform, but the submission that you return must have been tested and shown to work under a production (not development) version of the Sun Microsystems' Java 2 platform and that platform must not have been superseded by a new production version for more than 18 months by the time you make your submission.

Has 1.5 been around for more than 18 months?
Best regards,
John
 
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Has 1.5 been around for more than 18 months?


Not at all, you still have a year to go
 
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I ask the same question and answer is you can use 1.4.2 or 1.5 but mention that in your version.txt
 
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For safe side I am using 1.5.0_02 build 29 and documentation of jdk 1.4.2. So my program will work on both (I know you can compile of both before submitting) and not violate SUN policy of not using new things.. (NIO or any other unknown not to use from 1.5.0)
 
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Hey I think it is a smart approach!!! Using JDK 1.5 but constraining yourself to java 1.4 features.

 
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