Accelerating the JDK release cadence
cowwoc at bbs.darktech.org
Thu Sep 7 19:41:15 UTC 2017
On 2017-09-07 3:12 PM, Jonathan Bluett-Duncan wrote:
> 2. Every product that has used time-based version numbers has
> dropped the approach (the only exception that comes to mind is MS
> When this happens, the version history is permanently polluted
> with large
> version numbers. Instead of hijacking the major.minor version numbers,
> consider placing this information in the build number (e.g.
> Oh, really? I thought that Ubuntu and IntelliJ IDEA still follow a
> time-based version scheme.
That's true. But these projects are in the minority. The JDK has changed
versioning schemes more often than most projects. I have nothing against
a time-based scheme in its own right, but it is extremely annoying to
step away from and I am not willing to bet that the JDK will retain this
versioning scheme for the rest of time.
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