Sun JDK Compatability

Godmar Back gback at
Tue Oct 20 00:22:19 PDT 1998

> I was wondering if someone could clarify the compatability of
> Kaffe with the Sun JDK series.
> I first cheched the Kaffe FAQ and WEB pages and came across the
> following page:
> There is a reference of this page that states that
> Kaffe Version 0.9.2 is compatable with  Sun JDK 1.1.3
> However a later version of Kaffe 0.10.0 (standard RedHat 5.1
> dist'n) reports the following when invoked with the -version
> option: Java version 1.1.2
> How do you interpret this information. I want to try runnning
> the Sun JDMK3.0 with requires JDK 1.1.5. Can I use Kaffe.
> Is is 1.1 the Java revision and the 5 a
> sub-sub-version number refering to a bug fix level, or is it
> interpreted differently.

 Yes.  Sun says that the third number is just a bugfix level and doesn't
involve API change/feature changes.  This is in fact true in more than
80% of the cases.

The current Kaffe strives to be 1.1.x compatible.

	- Godmar

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