Version-string scheme for the Java SE Platform and the JDK: Proposal

Back to JDK 10: “Most feature releases should contain at least one or two significant features”

Two weeks ago, Mark Reinhold offered three alternatives for the new version-numbering scheme. Now it’s time to present the specific proposal. In short, “JDK 10 is a feature release, JDK 10.0.1 and 10.0.2 are update releases with compatible bug fixes, and there is no interim JDK 10.1 release since in this model the next opportunity to add features is JDK 11.” 

An ode to absolute times

Version-string schemes for Java SE Platform & JDK: Oracle offers 3 alternatives

Last month, Oracle proposed a new version numbering scheme in order to emphasize the time-based releases. Not many people liked this proposal —to put it mildly— so Mark Reinhold is now offering three alternatives. You are encouraged to communicate additional information that’s relevant to the choice of such a scheme so speak now — a specific proposal will be made in about a week.

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.