JDK 7 is Feature-Complete

mark.reinhold at oracle.com mark.reinhold at oracle.com
Tue Feb 1 18:14:56 PST 2011

> Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 09:37:54 +0100
> From: volker.simonis at gmail.com

> are there any plans when the JDK8-split will happen? Will it be right
> after the Developer Preview in February or only after the GA?

Somewhere in between, most likely around mid-April when the rampdown
phase starts.  From that point it will become gradually more difficult
to get fixes into JDK 7, so it will be important to have a place to put
changes destined for a later release.

> How will the development proceed from that point on (especially the
> HotSpot development): will you use the same HS Express model that is
> currently used for JDK7/JDK6?


>                               And will this also also apply to JDK6
> after JDK7 was released (i.e. will one and the same HS Express version
> be used in JDK6 and in JDK7 thereafter)?

I expect so.  (Paul -- correct me if I'm wrong.)

- Mark

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