Warum einfach…


… wenn es auch kompliziert geht?

Since the initial release of JDK 5.0, Java update releases have either been Limited Update releases that include new functionality and non-security fixes or Critical Patch Updates (CPUs) that only include fixes for security vulnerabilities. We will continue releasing Limited Update and CPU Java releases, however we are changing the frequency and way in which these releases are numbered:

  • Limited Update releases will be numbered in multiples of 20.
  • We intend for Critical Patch Updates to continue to use odd numbers. The numbers will be calculated by adding multiples of five to the prior Limited Update and when needed adding one to keep the resulting number odd.

This is best illustrated with an example:

The next Limited Update for JDK 7 will be numbered 7u40, and the next 3 CPUs after that will be numbered 7u45, 7u51, and 7u55. The next release will be a Limited Update 7u60, followed by CPUs 7u65, 7u71, and 7u75.

(Quelle)

Man muss sich das mal vor Augen halten – das sind Menschen, die beim Software-Riesen Oracle angestellt sind. Die werden für sowas auch noch bezahlt!

Der beste Satz ist aber folgender:

To avoid confusion caused by renumbering releases, we are adopting a new numbering scheme.

Der ganz reale Irrsinn, bei Oracle in der Java-Abteilung…

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