18 month release cycle..

Igor Nekrestyanov igor.nekrestyanov at oracle.com
Wed Jun 20 13:59:04 PDT 2012

On 6/20/12 1:41 PM, Joe Mcglynn wrote:
> I want to chime in here.  Being part of the JDK and having 18 month release cycles for major releases doesn't mean that it's 18 months between features.  New features can be added in "limited update" releases (think JDK 7 update 6, for example).
But not new public APIs in the areas covered by Java spec?

> -Joe
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Pedro Duque Vieira [mailto:pedro.duquevieira at gmail.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 12:59 PM
> To: Richard Bair
> Cc: OpenJFX Mailing List
> Subject: Re: 18 month release cycle..
> Ok, I understand the trade off. Hope Oracle fixes the JCP than :)
> Best regards,
> On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 8:54 PM, Richard Bair<richard.bair at oracle.com>wrote:
>> That is a JCP issue. If JavaFX never becomes part of the standard,
>> then we limit reach, but can have quicker release cycles. If JavaFX
>> becomes part of the standard, we get better reach but longer release cycles (for features).
>> Of course bug fixes can go into update releases. We are aiming for
>> something like Java 9 for standardization so that by the time we get
>> there we'll be able to handle the longer cycles. Short of "fixing" the
>> JCP, I'm not sure there are any good alternatives.
>> On Jun 20, 2012, at 8:20 AM, Pedro Duque Vieira wrote:
>>>> ...Unlike the JDK, our code doesn't yet require JSR or JCP approvals.
>> That
>>>> is why we were aiming for making JavaFX a part of standard Java in
>>>> Java
>> 9
>>>> timeframe so that by the time we got there FX would be mature
>>>> enough to
>> be
>>>> able to handle 18month release cycles between new features (for
>>>> anything that is part of JavaSE, you can only add new API on major
>>>> releases,
>> whereas
>>>> since FX is not yet part of the Java specification, we can make
>>>> updates
>> any
>>>> time)...
>>> Hi Richard,
>>> Sorry to meddle in the conversation..
>>> 18 month for a release cycle? That sounds like too much, even for
>> something
>>> that is mature. I think one of the big advantages of javafx is it's
>>> short release cycle.
>>> Thanks, best regards,
>>> --
>>> Pedro Duque Vieira
> --
> Pedro Duque Vieira

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