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Author Topic: Java 8 Delayed  (Read 940 times)

Tinman57

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Java 8 Delayed
« on: April 19, 2013, 08:18:08 PM »

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Java 8 release delayed until next year
The new version of standard Java was due this September, but the need for more work on security issues and Project Lambda have pushed the release date back to the first quarter of 2014.

http://www.pcworld.c...until-next-year.html

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Re: Java 8 Delayed
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2013, 12:36:59 AM »
I saw that but I sorta ignored it ... "how bad can the security be?!"

Plus I am as much of one to upgrade to new crispy version numbers, so at least they seem to be going a bit old school and not releasing "Java 8" on the heels of "Java 7.7, 7.8, 7.9". Or something. (Whatever little they can get away with!)

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Re: Java 8 Delayed
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2013, 03:09:46 PM »
I saw that but I sorta ignored it ... "how bad can the security be?!"
Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad :D

Plus I am as much of one to upgrade to new crispy version numbers, so at least they seem to be going a bit old school and not releasing "Java 8" on the heels of "Java 7.7, 7.8, 7.9". Or something. (Whatever little they can get away with!)
"Java 8" is actually "Java 1.8" :) - iirc they started this weirdness with (what whould have been) Java 1.5. Mean people might say they should've added a zero-dot prefix instead, but hey :)

Sad to see it's being postponed - Java7 was a major letdown, with not very much interesting stuff added - I miss lambdas. It would indeed be foolish of them to ship Java8 without lambda support.
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