“This scheme will often define version numbers that are not much different from what the JEP 223 scheme would have defined,” Mark Reinhold wrote in a message to the OpenJDK mailing list announcing JEP 322. That said, let’s see how they fixed one of users’ biggest problems, namely to [easily] figure out how old a release is.
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.”