J2SE 1.4.2 is in its Java Technology End of Life (EOL) transition period. The EOL transition period began Dec, 11 2006 and will complete October 30th, 2008, when J2SE 1.4.2 will have reached its End of Service Life (EOSL). Customers interested in learning more about Oracle's Java Technology Support and EOL policy
On Solaris 9 and Solaris 10 Java SE 1.4.2 JDK packages for Solaris will continue to be available for Oracle contract customers.
Customers interested in continuing to receive critical fixes, are encouraged to consider the following options:
During this EOL transition period, the products will continue to be supported per existing customer support agreements.
For developer needs, all products that have completed the EOL transition period will be moved to the Archive area.
Release 1.4 of the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) represents an advance from J2SE 1.3. J2SE 1.4 adds new features and functionality, enhanced performance and scalability, and improved reliability and serviceability.
Download J2SE 1.4.2.
J2SE 1.4 provides a foundation for building standards-based, interoperable applications, applets, and Web services.
Enhanced Performance and Scalability
See our Performance and Scalability Guide for an overview of the performance and scalability enhancements made in the J2SE 1.4 release.
Looking for an Older Release?
Oracle provides some older product and technology releases as a courtesy to developers for problem resolution. These releases and products have completed the Oracle "end-of-life" (EOL) process and are no longer supported under standard support contracts. However, you can access them via our archives.
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition version 1.4.2