#java 9

Four-month extension of the JDK 9 schedule

Java 9 delayed to July 2017: “Jigsaw needs more time”

The release of Java 9 could be delayed to July 2017, according to Mark Reinhold, the Chief Architect of the Java Platform Group at Oracle. Although there has been significant progress on Project Jigsaw, “at this point it’s clear that it needs more time.”

OpenJDK Project under the gun

Java 9 steals the spotlight, OpenJDK Project takes it back

OpenJDK Project was under the gun during this year’s FOSDEM event for its misfire regarding the JIRA Bug-Tracker while Java 9 remained at the centre of developers’ attention as open discussions tipped the balance in its favor. The audience also had a chance to witness a conflict between Committers from SAP working on the Hotspot VM and Oracle.

An unfortunate delay

Java 9 to be postponed for six months

Oracle cannot meet expectations for the planned release of Java 9 in September 2016. In a message broadcast to the community via mailing list, chief architect Mark Reinhold has revealed that the modularisation work in Project Jigsaw needs more time.

Fire and brimstone

Will there be Module Hell?

You’ve already been acquainted with JAR hell, but what about the horror that may be unleashed by Project Jigsaw in Java 9? Nicolai Parlog takes a look at the possibility of Module Hell, with version conflicts and complex class loading the likely victims.

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JShell, the Java 9 REPL – What does it do?

Among the few truly new features recently confirmed for Java 9 (alongside Project Jigsaw’s modularity) is a Java Shell that introduces the first REPL function to Java. Java Executive Committee member Werner Keil explains how Java’s new REPL got started and what it’s good for.