Java 8: Hold the train
2013/04/26 09:44:25 -07:00

Last week I proposed to delay the release of Java 8 in order to finish Project Lambda, which has been delayed due to Oracle’s renewed focus on the security of the Java Platform.

Thanks to everyone who responded to that proposal, in comments on my blog entry, on Twitter, and elsewhere. The feedback was generally in favor, though understandably tinged with disappointment. As of today we have a new plan of record: The target release date for Java 8 is now 2014/3/18.

Further schedule details are available on the JDK 8 Project pages.