In general, any applet or application that ran with a previous version of the SDK should run correctly with this release. Classes that are compiled with this release are not guaranteed to work on previous releases.
- The underlying operating system or hardware introduces a change that requires the application to be recompiled.
- The application has added a method name that clashes with the name of a new method, introduced in this release.
- The application uses an API that was deprecated before this release, and that API is now removed.
The 32-bit Windows edition of IBM® SDK, Java™ Technology Edition is built with Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003.
For information about compatibility issues between releases, see the Oracle website at: https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/8-compatibility-guide-2156366.html