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Most of the places term 'JAVA2' is used bu the actual JDK verion
is diffrent. it could be 1.2,1.3,1.4 ... So what is acully JAVA2
means? Is that that a verison ?
 
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The naming and versioning of Java versions has been a bit irrational in the past.

First, there was Java 1.0 and 1.1.

Then there was Java 1.2 and Sun decided to call this "Java 2" for some reason.

For version 1.3, 1.4 and 1.5, it was still called "Java 2" - "J2SE" (Java 2 Standard Edition) version 1.3, 1.4, 1.5. For version 1.5 the situation became even worse, because it got the version number 1.5 as well as 5.0. Sun has some strange reasons why they think this was a good idea, you can read about it here: Version 1.5.0 or 5.0?.

Now, Sun has discovered that the "2" actually doesn't mean anything, so the next version of Java is going to be called "Java SE 6" (Java Standard Edition version 6, or 1.6).

Likewise with J2EE, which is now going to be called Java EE 5 (Java Enterprise Edition 5).
[ July 24, 2006: Message edited by: Jesper Young ]
 
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It is just a name, originally given to Java 1.2, seemingly to mark a significant departure from the way things were done before Java 1.2.
 
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Thanks Guys for the info !!!
 
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