Draft JEP: Time-Based Release Versioning

mark.reinhold at oracle.com mark.reinhold at oracle.com
Mon Dec 4 16:32:02 UTC 2017

2017/12/1 9:32:48 -0800, Stephen Colebourne <scolebourne at joda.org>:
> The document doesn't state what happens to the --release flag in
> javac, which seems a linked issue worthy of inclusion.

That's an important issue but it's beyond the scope of this JEP, which
is only intended to address version strings and related information.

We'll work out a policy for `javac --release` in due course, along with
policies for similar topics such as the lifecycle of incubator modules
and deprecation-for-removal.  In the meantime, `javac --release 6` will
continue to work in JDK 10.

- Mark

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