Re-thinking JDK 7

Ismael Juma mlists at
Wed Sep 8 10:43:10 PDT 2010

On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 6:39 PM, David Herron <david at> wrote:
> I know from my past work that the umbrella JSR and JCP approval was required
> in order to call it 'Java n' (for all previous values of n).  You did use
> the phrase 'JDK n' rather than 'Java n' which might or might not have
> significance.  Namely JDK is the name of's product which
> implements the Java platform.

>From the part of Mark's email that you quoted:

"(As always, our intent is that JDK 7 will ship concurrently with a Java
SE 7 JSR, and likewise for JDK 8 and Java SE 8, and also that there
will be JSRs for Lambda and Coin.)"

I think that addresses the question, no?


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