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JDK1.4 is in beta, anyone used/using it yet?
I have 1.2.2 and 1.3 on my machine at the moment but probably won't go to 1.4 till a bit after its 'true' release.
Anyone else?
 
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coming to the topic of jdk1.4, that reminds of a bizarre incident that happened a couple of months ago here in javaranch.
I think it was the Java News forum, i read a posting which
said that SUN is going to stop support for jdk after the 1.4
version!!.Sun was planning to bring out something called C*!!
which was a combination C/C++,java,Ada etc..
That was like a real shock to me.The author of that
posting even gave a link to a site which had this news.
But to my surprise that post was completely removed from the forum the
next day.Any of you guys happened to see that topic..?
I asked a few guys who work at sun and they scoffed at what
i told them.
It could be a rumour.All the reason why i don't think that way
is because , if it was one, then why should that posting be
removed so hastily!!??.I couldn't figure it out..

[This message has been edited by Manjunath Subramanian (edited October 29, 2001).]
 
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Sounds like a joke which is based on Microsoft dropping Java support and going with their new language, C#. The reason it was removed so quickly is probably because Sun knew that some people would be gullible enough to believe it, and they wanted to minimize the damage.
I'm using 1.3 at work, and playing with 1.4 at home. 1.4 beta seems to have more bugs than past JDK betas (at least, 1.2 and 1.3), so I'll wait a bit for full adoption. But it has a lot of useful new features; it's not surprsing some would have problems.
 
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I have been using JDK1.4 with win2K, and haven't ran into anything signifigant yet.
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Actually, the main problem I have with 1.4 is that JBuilder 5 refuses to work with it, because JBuilder runs on 1.3. It's possible to get JBuilder to use a different JVM at run time, but not at compile time, and (since the beta 2 release anyway) 1.4 classfiles basically declare themselves to be unrunnable on 1.3 or earlier JVMs. I don't know how much work it will be for Borland to overcome this - I may have to wait for JBuilder 6 or something. Sigh...
Oh, I suppose the other problem with 1.4 is that it's not available for HP-UX yet, and that's what I have to write to at work.
 
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