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Java 5 == jsdk 1.4 ??

 
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as it is always said in the K&B SCJP book, that Java 5 is of the downloadable file JDK5 from www.sun.com?

i am a starter i am really confused with all this information on the sun web site....
can someone help me with this? i will be so much appreciated!

p.s. my goal is to be able to compile the code in the book K&B SCJP guide on my computer!
 
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The starting point for Java at Sun.com is java.sun.com. From there, hover over "Downloads" and select "Java SE" from the dropdown menu that appears. ("SE" means "Standard Edition.") On that download page, you will see that the current version is JDK 6 Update 2. You can use this, because it's not much different than 5.0.

If you want to use the previous version, click on the Previous Releases link, then select J2SE 5.0. (If the book covers Java 5.0, then you need to be using version 5 or 6. Do not use 1.4, because it's lacking a lot of important features.)

Important: After downloading, be sure to follow the installation instructions -- especially the step about updating your PATH variable.
[ September 05, 2007: Message edited by: marc weber ]
 
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Howdy, the regular download page will let you download the newest version Java 6.0
Don't go here:
h t t p://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp

You can compile all examples also with 6.0. But I think it would be less trouble if you download the older 5.0 version.
That's exactly the version what the exam is about.

Go to
http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index_jdk5.jsp
And click this:
JDK 5.0 Update 12

The word "update" is a bit misleading. Just ignore.
You should get the whole thing there (compiler, apis, runtime environment...).
It is called The Java SE Development Kit (JDK) (for version 5.0).

Yours,
Bu.
 
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thanks Burkhard and Marc for the details, i am really really appreciated
 
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I think Java 5 should have 1.5 JDK and
Java 4 shold have 1.4 JDK.
[ September 05, 2007: Message edited by: Tony Smith ]
 
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