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Philip Meyer
2004-10-16, 07:03
I thought the Java Runtime Environment was up to version 1.5, but the download link that the Softsqueeze webstart html page takes me to refers to version 1.4.2.

If I go to www.java.com, there is a version 5.0 available, but when I hover over the link, it references 1.5.0. What is the best version for SoftSqueeze, and where is the official place to download this version?

I assume the latest is the best, so I have downloaded J2SE 5.0 JRE from www.java.com.

Phil

Pbox
2004-10-16, 21:10
Thanks to our (slightly retarded) overlords at Sun, the 1.5.0 is the
same as 5.0. I guess they wanted to keep up with Microsoft Visual C++ or
something, so what was known as 1.5.0 during development, became 5.0 on
release.

However it is only 2 weeks old, and is somewhat of a mjor change, so it
might break older code (even though that not supposed to happen). I
think 1.4.2 is your safest bet for now, unless I got it wrong and
Softsqueeze was developed on 1.5.0 beta (pre-release).

Peter


Philip Meyer wrote:
> I thought the Java Runtime Environment was up to version 1.5, but the download link that the Softsqueeze webstart html page takes me to refers to version 1.4.2.
>
> If I go to www.java.com, there is a version 5.0 available, but when I hover over the link, it references 1.5.0. What is the best version for SoftSqueeze, and where is the official place to download this version?
>
> I assume the latest is the best, so I have downloaded J2SE 5.0 JRE from www.java.com.
>
> Phil
>
>

rtitmuss
2004-10-18, 12:28
Softsqueeze will work with either Java 1.4.2 or Java 5.0 (or Java 1.5.0
depending on where on Sun's website you are!) .

However I would recommend Java 5.0 for running Softsqueeze. One of the
major improvements in the latest version of Java is the sound api's, so
on Windows Softsqueeze will use the Direct Sound drivers if available.
Java 5.0 is actually a requirement if you need synchronization working.
Softsqueeze will also use some of the enhanced ui api's in Java 5.0 if
available. They allow smoother window dragging, and an always on top option.

Regards,
Richard


Pbox wrote:

> Thanks to our (slightly retarded) overlords at Sun, the 1.5.0 is the
> same as 5.0. I guess they wanted to keep up with Microsoft Visual C++
> or something, so what was known as 1.5.0 during development, became
> 5.0 on release.
>
> However it is only 2 weeks old, and is somewhat of a mjor change, so
> it might break older code (even though that not supposed to happen). I
> think 1.4.2 is your safest bet for now, unless I got it wrong and
> Softsqueeze was developed on 1.5.0 beta (pre-release).
>
> Peter
>
>
> Philip Meyer wrote:
>
>> I thought the Java Runtime Environment was up to version 1.5, but the
>> download link that the Softsqueeze webstart html page takes me to
>> refers to version 1.4.2.
>>
>> If I go to www.java.com, there is a version 5.0 available, but when I
>> hover over the link, it references 1.5.0. What is the best version
>> for SoftSqueeze, and where is the official place to download this
>> version?
>>
>> I assume the latest is the best, so I have downloaded J2SE 5.0 JRE
>> from www.java.com.
>>
>> Phil
>>
>>

Philip Meyer
2004-10-19, 01:41
Thanks Richard

>However I would recommend Java 5.0 for running Softsqueeze.
Great. I had actually installed that version in the end, and I can confirm that everything is running good.

Phil