Java SE 6 is now officially final!

by Steve Anglin

The following is a press release from Sun on the final official release of Java SE 6:

5 Comments

Brianary
2006-12-11 14:17:32
What is the deal with Java version numbers? Java 6 is actually 1.6, but why?
John
2006-12-11 20:45:04
As I understand it this started as a marketing simplification with Java 5 (1.5). Anyone from Sun care to clarify?
Krishna
2006-12-11 22:03:08

I think it will 6.0 not 1.6.
PeeWee
2006-12-12 05:15:53
AFAIK, Java2 was Java 1.2, 1.3 and 1.4. It was time for Sun to get a grip of the Java naming so 1.5 became Java5 which is the name standard from now on.
Ashik
2006-12-12 21:43:03
The major feature of Java SE 6 is improvement in performance and support for Web 2.0, PHP, Python, Ruby. Also its targettted to be best suitable with Windows Vista. It seemed to me that Sun could
have announed it as a Java SE 5.1 instead of Java SE 6 considering the major feature additions in JDK 1.4 and Java SE 5.


-- Ashik