Java SE Runtime Environment 6 Update 1 RRS feed

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  • The Java SE Runtime Environment contains the Java virtual machine, runtime class libraries, and Java application launcher that are necessary to run programs written in the Java programming language. It is not a development environment and does not contain development tools such as compilers or debuggers. To run your application, a user needs the Java SE Runtime Environment, which is freely available from Sun. Or, you can redistribute the Java SE Runtime Environment for free with your application, according to the terms of the Runtime Environment's license.
    Saturday, March 31, 2007 4:32 PM

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  • Thanks for the information... Smile
    Sunday, April 1, 2007 4:57 PM
  • Nice one man.. But i always think, that using c or c++ you create a program that does not need any thing extra to run on windows.. then y do you need a Java Runtime Environment for running programs build in Java.. I have still not studied Java so my knowledge is limited here..
    Monday, April 2, 2007 4:16 PM
  • Java programs are portable. Once you've compiled them, you need to have Java Runtime for running programs. Java Runtime Env is created for each and every platform. That's why, JRE is needed.
    Tuesday, April 3, 2007 4:22 AM
  • But this is what i m asking.. why do you need a jre for java prog and nothing for c or c++ programs???
    Tuesday, April 3, 2007 4:02 PM
  • In  case of C / C++ programs, final executable versions are created. But in case of java, code is only compiled, and no platform specific executable code is created. This intermediate object code is known as object code in Java. To run this code, you need JRE, which does the job of executing bytecode.
    Thursday, April 5, 2007 4:14 PM
  • Thankz for the info man, I was not knowing about it.. This explains the need for the jre for running java programs...
    Thursday, April 5, 2007 5:06 PM
  • if you have still any doubts, post them here. I'm waiting for them.
    Friday, April 6, 2007 6:29 PM
  • thanks for the nice info but i want to ask you that does it have anything more than the version JRE 1.5.09
    Thursday, May 24, 2007 2:32 PM