Jeff Mesnil
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And the winner is J2SE 5.0

June 28, 2004

Sun finally confirmed that Tiger is J2SE 5.0.

Frankly, I think the versioning of Java is quite absurd: you don't know if the number version refer to the edition, the platform or the language... I'd have preferred that Sun had chosen to go for Java Standard Edition 5.0 but

  • Sun doesn't care about my preferences

  • J2SE and J2EE are known brands and I believe there are some copyright issues related to it

Well, enough complaints for such small stuff... I've to keep some for Apple when they release Mac OS XI!

Update: Apparently, I'm not the only one who is confused, David Flanagan is also wondering about the version numbers.