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Cameron McKenzie: Is a Four Year Release Cycle The Price We Pay For An OpenJDK?

Cameron McKenzie asks Is a Four Year Release Cycle The Price We Pay For An OpenJDK?:

The historic release schedule for a completely new Java Runtime Environment (JRE) has typically been eighteen months, but it's been almost four full years since the last full version release of the JDK, and one can't help wonder if the delay in the release of Java 7 doesn't have something to do with the fact that the production of this particular version is being driven by Java's open source development community. Are delayed releases simply the price we pay for an of an open source implementation of the JDK? ...

Community: OpenJDK