java jvm on ubuntu 8.04 server

Christopher Chan christopher.chan at
Fri Jul 16 01:39:40 UTC 2010

On Friday, July 16, 2010 12:08 AM, Kaushal Shriyan wrote:
> Hi,
> I am curious to know about the default java jvm on ubuntu server 8.04
> if the default java is 1.5.0 and there is a already a running tomcat
> server which uses java5
> and if i switch the default java to java6 what would be the impact to
> the applications?

It should not. Java is forward compatible. Anything that runs on older 
platforms should run on new ones. However, the actual jvm being used 
might give a different experience...assuming moving from a Sun Java 5 
jvm to a Sun Java 6 jvm it should be no problem.

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