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    Red face java API (SE) version confusion

    I'm really confused by all the different versions java.
    I recently downloaded the latest version (update 20). The foldername is jdk1.6.0_20.
    Since it is version 6 I use the following API:
    http://java.sun.com/javase/6/docs/api/

    However when I Google java api it always gives me version 5 as the first result:
    http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/docs/api/

    So version 5 seems more up to date (it has the Oracle logo). Also I see 2 copyright dates in the footer:
    Copyright 2004 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All rights reserved. Use is subject to license terms. Also see the documentation redistribution policy.


    Copyright 2010, Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates
    So which API should I use now? How can a lower version be more up to date? I really don't get it anymore... :confused:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arnold View Post
    I'm really confused by all the different versions java.
    I recently downloaded the latest version (update 20). The foldername is jdk1.6.0_20.
    Since it is version 6 I use the following API:
    Java Platform SE 6

    However when I Google java api it always gives me version 5 as the first result:
    Java 2 Platform SE 5.0

    So version 5 seems more up to date (it has the Oracle logo). Also I see 2 copyright dates in the footer:


    So which API should I use now? How can a lower version be more up to date? I really don't get it anymore... :confused:
    Google for the 1.6 version, it's the latest; about those 2010 blah blah lines: Oracle bought Sun recently and they want to have their name shown all over the place; nothing important. Java 1.6 is the latest version. Here are the API docs.

    kind regards,

    Jos

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    Still makes me wonder why Oracle didn't show their name on the newest API yet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arnold View Post
    Still makes me wonder why Oracle didn't show their name on the newest API yet...
    Maybe they haven't got that far yet and think of it: almost nobody reads that documentation (hence all these forums) so why put your name on it? ;-)

    kind regards,

    Jos

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