Proposal: Newer version-string scheme for the Java SE Platform and the JDK

Jaikiran Pai jai.forums2013 at
Wed Nov 29 07:48:37 UTC 2017

 >> (1) Bearing in mind that no version-string scheme is ideal,is this 
scheme acceptable?


On a related note, how do these new proposed changes fit in with the 
newly introduced (since Java 9) Runtime.Version class[1]? Given that the 
javadoc and even the API names make use of the terms major(), minor() 
etc... will they (the methods) be deprecated and these new named methods 



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