Downloads at https://jdk6.dev.java.net/ vs. http://java.sun.com/javase/ ??
Can someone please shed some light on exactly what is posted at https://jdk6.dev.java.net/ ?
According to http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp, the latest JDK is JDK 6 Update 4. According to the release notes, "The full internal version number for this update release is 1.6.0_04-b12 (where "b" means "build"). The external version number is 6u4."
Well, interestingly, as of early today, no one seems to be able to download JDK 6 from java.sun.com. See the details at http://blogger.ziesemer.com/2008/02/sun-download-server-blocking-us-user... . (Finally, apparently just resolved as I'm writing this message!)
Some people have mentioned that we can download from the jdk6.dev.java.net site instead, but I fail to understand how the versions relate, if the same version is even available.
According to http://download.java.net/jdk6/binaries/, the latest version is 6u10 build b11, released 2008-02-06. Is this "6u10" read the same as the "6u4" above? If so, does that mean that only certain "updates" are made "public" to java.sun.com? If so, where are the associated downloads on download.java.net, particularly for the sources?
According to the links at http://download.java.net/jdk6/binaries/, it almost seems everything on the site, including the 6u10 build b11, is for the "Java SE 6 Update N" work.
However, clicking on "Previous Snapshot Releases" (http://download.java.net/jdk6/6u10/archive/) shows binary bundles for JDK6 final, JDK6u1, and JDK6u2. Source bundles are also available for JDK6, JDK6u1, JDK6u2, and JDK6u3. These seem to relate to the releases previously made available on java.sun.com. However, where are the binary releases for JDK6u3 and JDK6u4, as well as the source release for JDK6u4?
This also seems to be reflected in the Subversion repository at https://jdk-jrl-sources.dev.java.net/source/browse/jdk-jrl-sources/ . There is a jdk6u3, but no jdk6u4.
Here are some links to some related posts on these forums that were never answered:
Please shed some light on this for myself and everyone else raising the same question. Thanks!