[jdk9] Heads up: Hotspot version string output is changing to match that of the JDK

Jeremy Manson jeremymanson at google.com
Fri Dec 27 12:24:39 PST 2013

A policy question: Does this mean that we can no longer expect large
Hotspot changes in a single JDK release?  JDK7 has seen HS21->22->23->24;
some of those leaps were pretty substantial.


On Fri, Dec 27, 2013 at 10:27 AM, Alejandro E Murillo <
alejandro.murillo at oracle.com> wrote:

> There is no longer a separate hotspot version in jdk9 (see attached email
> for details),
> so the version string produced by java -version and java -Xinternalversion
> in jdk9 builds
> will be changed to match that of the JDK (as was the case before Hotspot
> express).
> And also to add additional info for non promoted or developers builds.
> The details of this change are described here:
> https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8030011
> a webrev with the fix will be sent soon.
> Let me know if you have any feedback/suggestion
> thanks
> --
> Alejandro

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