Re-thinking JDK 7

Ben Evans benjamin.john.evans at
Tue Sep 21 12:47:33 PDT 2010


On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 12:54 AM, <mark.reinhold at> wrote:

> Thanks to everyone who responded, both directly and indirectly.  The
> voluminous feedback was strongly -- though not universally -- in favor
> of Plan B.  As of today that is the plan of record for JDK 7 and JDK 8.
> I’ve updated the feature list [1] to reflect this decision.  A new
> milestone schedule [2] will be posted shortly.

 Apologies if this is covered elsewhere - I've been unable to find a

The new features page shows JSR 308 (Type Annotations) as pushed to JDK 8.

What is the reason for this? My understanding is that JSR 308 has basically
been delivered - and has been incorporated into the main repositories as of
quite some time ago.

If memory serves, it's even been implemented in several tools (inc

Can you explain the rationale for this decision?

Other than that query, it sounds like good news - getting a new release into
people's hands sooner rather later has to be a good thing.



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