Version-string schemes for the Java SE Platform and the JDK

Richard Opalka ropalka at
Mon Oct 23 08:11:59 UTC 2017

Hi Mark,

On Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 12:34 PM, Aleksey Shipilev <shade at> wrote:

> On 10/19/2017 05:08 PM, mark.reinhold at wrote:
> > Not everyone likes this proposal, which isn't surprising -- discussions
> > of version-string schemes, much like those of language syntax, often tend
> > to degenerate into bike-sheds [3][4].
> To be honest, changing the version scheme *again* looks like bike-shedding
> to me. We don't have to
> reinvent the version scheme that is already widely understood. Especially
> if the discussion about
> the version schemes does not indicate there exists the perfect one.

I would say to majority of Java users JEP 223 makes perfect sense.
We are happy such JEP exists and it is officially effective since Java 9.
Please RECONSIDER if another versioning change is really necessary?
There are other more important things you and your team should work on.


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