It’s official. The next Java version will be called JDK 10. It’s time to say goodbye to the scheme introduced by JEP 223 since it’s no longer “well-suited to the [six-month cadence] future”.
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.”