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developerWorks: Pre-Release of Tiger Now Available

Jan 28, 2004, 08:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Zukowski)

"Interested in getting started with the Software Development Kit (SDK) for the 1.5 version of the Java 2 Standard Edition, but don't know where to go? Sun appears to have quietly released the version through a special Web page at JavaLobby. But, if you don't want to be a member of JavaLobby, you can still get the very early access version. It is truly an alpha release and not ready for prime time, but it is available now, so you can play if you want to take the risk.

"Visiting the Core Java J2SE 1.5 home doesn't reveal anything of this limited release from Sun. Nor does visiting the Early Access Downloads home. In spite of a lack of information, however, you can get a copy of Tiger if you know where to look. The easiest thing to do is sign up for membership at JavaLobby, though with the URL in hand, you aren't even required to be a JavaLobby member..."

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