JDK 1.1 for Solaris Developer's Guide

JRE Components

The JRE is the software environment in which programs compiled for a typical JVM implementation can run. The runtime system includes:

The following figure shows the JRE and its components, including a typical JVM implementation's various modules and its functional position with respect to the JRE and class libraries.

Figure 1-1 Typical JVM's Implementation: Functional Relationship to JRE and Class Libraries