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Chatura Dilan
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I�m going to switch to java 6 from java 5, but I heard that java 6 is not stable. I want to know whether it is true. Are there any disadvantages in java 6 than java 5?
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Campbell Ritchie
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Welcome to the Ranch.

I have been running J6 since the end of the Summer and have never had the slightest problem. The only possible problem you might have is mentioned in this recent posting. You can't run a J6 class file on J5.

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Chatura Dilan
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Thank you very much, Campbell.
It's time to download JDK 6 now.
 
Jesper de Jong
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Who told you that Java 6 is "not stable" and what exactly did they mean with that?

Java 6 has been officially released in December last year, so it is not a beta-version anymore. According to Sun it is faster and better than any previous version of Java.

Ofcourse, if you're maintaining mission-critical systems for a company and you're considering to upgrade to a new Java version you should be careful, like you should be for every upgrade for every piece of software. If this really is an issue, you should read Java SE 6 Release Notes - Compatibility.
 
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Thank you, I like it
I think someone who doesn't like new technology.
 
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