JDK 9 ea 99 java.version

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Sun Jan 3 09:12:50 UTC 2016

On 03/01/2016 09:01, John Patrick wrote:
> cheers for the history Alan.
> I wasn't sure if 9-ea was going to be used purely during early access 
> or if a new structure was going to be used.
> is their a source file, java doc or mail list message detailing the 
> changes or new Java 9 setup. So I can reference that in any potential 
> change I submit to open source projects?
> looking at the submitted patch, am I right to assume java.version 
> going forward will be the purely a display string value and 
> java.specification.version should be used to work out the major 
> version number. Should I also assume their will be a 
> java.implementation.version if you need to know the low level build 
> number.
Best to start with JEP 223 [1]. I've no doubt that the Maven maintainers 
are aware of the changes, it just might take a while to address issues 
in code that parses the version string.


[1] http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/223

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