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hi guys i want know
why sun have seperate downloads for jre and j2se sdk
inspite both are needed for developing java application
instead of providing as single bundle why they have splited jre and jsdk

also please conform me that j2se sdk has jre inside

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amir
 
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They provide the jdk (yes, it does include a jre) for people who are developing applications and the jre on its own for people who are using applications.
 
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The JDK is a lot larger (80MB vs 15MB for Java 6u7), and most regular users don't need all those extra tools like the compiler, profiler or even JavaDB. For them, all they need is the JVM and the core API libraries, and the JRE will suffice.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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