which package best for eclipse
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Posted By:   Nick_Carter
Posted On:   Thursday, August 3, 2006 11:20 AM

i wan to use eclipse and java for my final year project, i found
-J2SE 1.4.2_10 SDK and JRE
-Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) for Windows
in the download page in sun.com
may i know wat is the different between these 2 package??
and wat is the different between ibm sdk and sun?
also wat is the best package i should get for programming in eclipse? ibm or sun?

Re: which package best for eclipse

Posted By:   Simon_Ablett  
Posted On:   Friday, August 4, 2006 06:40 AM

J2SE 1.4.2_10 SDK is the Software Development kit - what you need to write Java apps.

JRE Java 2 Platform Standard Edition - is the Java Runtime Environment; what you need to run a Java app.

If you download the former; you automatically get the latter. But you don't get the development kit if you only download the JRE.

Personally I prefer Sun's reference edition to that of IBM but that's only cos' I have used it for years and feel comfortable with it.

Regards.
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