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Oracle Introduces Insane New Java Numbering Scheme

twofishy (1658233) writes | about a year ago

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twofishy (1658233) writes ""To avoid the confusion caused by renumbering releases", Oracle has announced that it is adopting a new numbering scheme for JDK 5.0, JDK 6 and JDK 7. "The next Limited Update for JDK 7 will be numbered 7u40, and the next 3 CPUs after that will be numbered 7u45, 7u51, and 7u55.” The vendor notes that a more elegant solution would require the changing of the version numbering scheme to accommodate different kinds of changes (for example by using 7u44-2 ). However this cannot be implemented outside of a major release, since doing so might break existing code that parses version strings (possibly including the Java auto-update system)"
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Just Part of the Plan (1)

turkeyfish (950384) | about a year ago | (#43719389)

To make Java even less relevant.

Evidently, they can find time to create a numbering system but still struggle to find time to actually resolve problems with Java security.

I periodically ask myself, I start using Java again and each time I do, the answer seems to be no.

And so it goes.

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