In my previous entry I described two plausible plans for moving forward with JDK 7:
Plan A: JDK 7 (as currently defined) Mid 2012 Plan B: JDK 7 (minus Lambda, Jigsaw, and part of Coin) Mid 2011 JDK 8 (Lambda, Jigsaw, the rest of Coin, ++) Late 2012
Thanks to everyone who responded to that entry, both directly and indirectly. The voluminous feedback was strongly—though not universally—in favor of Plan B. As of today that is the plan of record for JDK 7 and JDK 8.