J2SE est mort, vive Java SE!
philip.race at oracle.com
Mon Dec 2 21:50:28 UTC 2013
On 12/2/2013 1:28 PM, Sean Mullan wrote:
> 'j' sounds reasonable to me. However, I'm not really sure if the 'j2'
> here is from 'j2se', 'j2re', or 'j2sdk', I would have to ask some
> developers who did the original implementation. It could have been
> simply to help avoid naming clashes with other software using these
> names. A search for libjpkcs11.so brings up a few results. If that's
> the case, I would prefer to leave the names as is.
As Mark indicated its from a marketing name.
When JDK 1.2 was shipped it branded as "Java 2".
It didn't mean version 1.2, it was just a name. Other names were
I still remember the ripple of horror around the large, packed, room
when the initial
proposal was revealed but that was dropped in favour of Java 2.
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