Archive of outdated Sun/Java software
Sun makes it not easy to get your hands on previous versions of their software, especially if it is somehow connected to the Java technology. Their frontpages only contain the links to the latest software and (if you're lucky) tiny hints how to get to the previous version of eg. the JRE. But if you're looking for example for the outdated JRE 1.2, y
Thanks goes to a friend who gave me the link to the Java Technology Downloads Archive where a lot of previous editions for the different Java software components are available through a single page for download.
This includes all versions of JRE, JDK, J2EE, several additional Java technologies and even the Java SE Tutorials.
The only thing I'm currently missing are deprecated versions of the J2ME technologies, but I don't know if there are older versions even existing of J2ME.
The full list of downloadable items currently: Java Certification Program, J2EE IDE Toolkit, JavaBeans Activation Framework, JDBC, Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition (J2EE), Java Platform Standard Edition (Java SE), Java Development Kit (JDK), Java Cryptography Extension, Java Authentication and Authorization Service, Java Secure Socket Extension, Java Foundation Classes (JFC), Swing, Java HotSpot Server VM, Java Internationalization and Localization Toolkit, Java Message Service, Java Plugin (+ Converter), Java Servlet, RMI over IIOP and the Java SE Tutorials.