J2SE est mort, vive Java SE!

Phil Race 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 
considered too,
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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