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                      Java(TM) 2 SDK, Standard Edition
                               Version 1.4.0

     For a more extensive HTML version of this file, see README.html.


   * Introduction
   * Release Notes
   * Bug Reports and Feedback
   * Java 2 SDK Documentation
   * Redistribution
   * Web Pages


     Thank you for downloading this release of the Java(TM) 2 SDK,
     Standard Edition. The Java 2 SDK is a development environment for
     building applications, applets, and components that can be
     deployed on the Java platform.

     The Java 2 SDK software includes tools useful for developing and
     testing programs written in the Java programming language and
     running on the Java platform. These tools are designed to be used
     from the command line. Except for appletviewer, these tools do not
     provide a graphical user interface.

Release Notes

      See the Release Notes on the Java Software web site for additional 
      information pertaining to this release. 

      The on-line release notes will be updated as needed, so you should 
      check it occasionally for the latest information. 

Bug Reports and Feedback

      To directly submit a bug or request a feature, fill out this form: 


Java 2 SDK Documentation

     The on-line Java 2 SDK Documentation contains API specifications,
     feature descriptions, developer guides, tool reference pages, demos, 
     and links to related information. It is located at


     The Java 2 SDK documentation is also available in a download bundle 
     which you can install locally on your machine. See the 
     Java 2 SDK download page: 


      The term "vendors" used here refers to licensees, developers, 
      and independent software vendors (ISVs) who license and 
      distribute the Java 2 Runtime Environment with their programs. 
      Vendors must follow the terms of the Java 2 SDK, Standard 
      Edition, Binary Code License agreement. 
      Required vs. Optional Files

      The files that make up the Java 2 SDK, Standard Edition, are
      divided into two categories: required and optional. Optional 
      files may be excluded from redistributions of the Java 2 SDK 
      at the vendor's discretion. The following section contains a 
      list of the files and directories that may optionally be 
      omitted from redistributions of the Java 2 SDK. All files not 
      in these lists of optional files must be included in 
      redistributions of the Java 2 SDK. 

      Optional Files and Directories

      The following files may be optionally excluded from 

            Character conversion classes 
            Directory containing extension jar files 
      bin/rmid and jre/bin/rmid 
            Java RMI Activation System Daemon 
      bin/rmiregistry and jre/bin/rmiregistry 
            Java Remote Object Registry 
      bin/tnameserv and jre/bin/tnameserv 
            Java IDL Name Server 
      bin/keytool and jre/bin/keytool 
            Key and Certificate Management Tool 
      bin/policytool and jre/bin/policytool 
            Policy File Creation and Management Tool 
      bin/orbd and jre/bin/orbd 
            Object Request Broker Daemon 
      bin/servertool and jre/bin/servertool 
            Java IDL Server Tool 
            Archive of source files 

      In addition, the Java Web Start product may be excluded from
      redistributions. The Java Web Start product is contained in a 
      file named javaws-1_0_1_02-solsparc-int.zip,
      javaws-1_0_1_02-linux-int.zip, or
      javaws-1_0_1_02-win-int.exe, depending on the platform. 

      Unlimited Strength Java Cryptography Extension

      Due to import control restrictions for some countries, the 
      Java Cryptography Extension (JCE) policy files shipped with 
      the Java 2 SDK, Standard Edition and the Java 2 Runtime 
      Environment allow strong but limited cryptography to be 
      used.  These files are located at


      where <java-home> is the jre directory of the Java 2 
      SDK or the top-level directory of the Java 2 Runtime 

      An unlimited strength version of these files indicating 
      no restrictions on cryptographic strengths is available 
      on the Java 2 SDK web site for those living in eligible 
      countries.  Those living in eligible countries may download 
      the unlimited strength version and replace the strong 
      cryptography jar files with the unlimited strength files.

      Endorsed Standards Override Mechanism

      An endorsed standard is a Java API defined through a standards
      process other than the Java Community Process(SM) (JCP(SM)).
      Because endorsed standards are defined outside the JCP, it is
      anticipated that such standards will be revised between 
      releases of the Java 2 Platform. In order to take advantage of 
      new revisions to endorsed standards, developers and software
      vendors may use the Endorsed Standards Override Mechanism to
      provide newer versions of an endorsed standard than those
      included in the Java 2 Platform as released by Sun Microsystems.

      For more information on the Endorsed Standards Override
      Mechanism, including the list of platform packages that it may 
      be used to override, see 


      Classes in the packages listed on that web page may be replaced
      only by classes implementing a more recent version of the API 
      as defined by the appropriate standards body. 

      In addition to the packages listed in the document at the above
      URL, which are part of the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition
      (J2SE(TM)) specification, redistributors of Sun's J2SE Reference
      Implementation are allowed to override classes whose sole
      purpose is to implement the functionality provided by public 
      APIs defined in these Endorsed Standards packages. These would
      include, for example, subsidiary packages in the org.w3c.dom
      namespace whose purpose is to implement the org.w3c.dom APIs. 

Sun Java Web Pages

     For additional information, refer to these Sun Microsystems pages
     on the World Wide Web:

          The Java Software web site, with the latest information on
          Java technology, product information, news, and features.

The Java 2 SDK, Standard Edition, is a product of Sun Microsystems(TM), 
Inc.  This product includes code licensed from RSA Security.

Copyright  2002 Sun Microsystems, Inc., 901 San Antonio Road, Palo
Alto, California 94303, U.S.A. All rights reserved.