Maintenance Review of Java SE 8 Platform JSR (337)
iris.clark at oracle.com
Tue Jan 6 21:27:33 UTC 2015
After careful analysis of Maven Central and the JDK source code itself,
we have determined that modifying these system properties poses high compatibility risk with little benefit.
The values returned by the system properties java.specification.version
and java.vm.specification.version will both continue to report "1.8.0".
If an application needs to identify this release, the system property java.version which returns "1.8.0_40" may be used.
From: Andrew Herrick
Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 10:20 AM
To: jdk8u-dev at openjdk.java.net
Subject: Re: Maintenance Review of Java SE 8 Platform JSR (337)
will this result in a new specification version for java, and if so, what will the version be ?
(system property java.specification.version)
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