[JAVAONE] What's going on with Java version numbers?

What’s going on with Java version numbers?

There was Java 2 (where the version numbers were 1.3 and 1.4) and the Tiger release just coming out is 1.5. The release after Tiger is going to be called 5.0?!

What is going on? Talk about sowing confusion. Not that marketing ever was a Sun strength!
Posted on June 28, 2004 and filed under Technology.