Sun has released JDK 1.4.2-08. It’s simply a bug fix release, of course, since JDK 1.5.0 has been out for quite some time now. That said, there are still quite a few changes, as noted in the release notes.
I actually installed 1.5.0 back in October but have yet to fully move to it completely because: (a) Gentoo still hasn’t stablized the package; (b) Gentoo’s current setup makes it virtually impossible to have both 1.4.x and 1.5.x on your machine at the same time; and (c) I am still working with multiple projects which still require 1.4.2, which in most cases is because they run on Gentoo servers limited by points (a) and (b). Nice. That said, I am making progress in my transition to JDK 1.5. I anticipate by June that I will no longer have a need to even have 1.4.2 installed on my laptop.
Wed, 06 Apr 2005 18:48 Posted in Software