As part of Sun Microsystems' commitment to continued support for Java technology, the Java 2 SDK/Standard Edition 1.4.2_02 update is now available to the Java community. Java 2 SDK/Standard Edition updates are developed by addressing key customer issues & feedback on the previous FCS release. These updates do not generally include any new features or functionality. Detailed information on the issues addressed in these updates can be found in their respective RELEASE NOTES documentation.
There are several key bug fixes in this release. Sun strongly recommends that users upgrade. Updates are cumulative in that each of them includes all of the fixes of the previous updates. You do not need to install earlier update versions in order to install the currently available update.