We are planning to upgrade our application servers to a new version of JRun which is carrying with it an upgrade from Java 1.4 to Java 1.6. As part of that, we have been testing various pieces of our software stack and realized the need to look at our Oracle JDBC drivers as well.
Looking at the Oracle site and documentation, the different versions seem to be primarily targeting various versions of the JDBC API, which tend to correspond to the version of the JVM they were introduced in. With Java (generally) being backwards compatible, it seems like sticking with ojdbc14.jar might make the most sense, but I was hoping someone out there could clarify things a bit better.
The docs specifically call out a chart like this, which makes me wonder if ojdbc14.jar is officially supported under Java 6.
classes12.jar - for Java 1.2 and 1.3 ojdbc14.jar - for Java 1.4 and 1.5 ojdbc5.jar - for Java 1.5 ojdbc6.jar - for Java 1.6
Is there something I should be aware of from a systems perspective when mixing and matching drivers and virtual machines?