Updating 1 4 2 x java
The number was changed to "better reflect the level of maturity, stability, scalability and security of the J2SE". J2SE 5.0 entered its end-of-public-updates period on April 8, 2008; updates are no longer available to the public as of November 3, 2009.Updates were available to paid Oracle customers until May 2015.
For information on how to download the JDK for use on Solaris 9 and Solaris 10 with Sun software please see Sun Solve Document - Infodoc ref: 255468: Customers interested in continuing to receive critical fixes, are encouraged to consider the following options: During this EOL transition period, the products will continue to be supported per existing customer support agreements.
For developer needs, all products that have completed the EOL transition period will be moved to the Archive area.
Release 1.4 of the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) represents an advance from J2SE 1.3.
Entire new APIs, such as Swing and Java2D, have been introduced, and many of the original JDK 1.0 classes and methods have been deprecated.
Some programs allow conversion of Java programs from one version of the Java platform to an older one (for example Java 5.0 backported to 1.4) (see Java backporting tools).