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From the "Look at me, I'm an idiot" department

by colin 14. May 2013 09:08

If this was April 1st, I'd be sure that this was satire, but as it is, I'm not sure:

Java SE - Change in Version Numbering scheme in March 2013

In case this vanishes off the web, here's the gist:

Seriously? I don't know who is to blame for this loss of sanity. Oracle, you are not so damn important that you need to re-invent this. My understanding is that there is a well-established convention for numbering incremental versions of a product, that allows for such concepts as minor feature releases and bug fix releases.

The scheme is nicely described here on Stack Overflow: How to do version numbers.

What is sad is that back in the Sun days, Java release did follow this numbering convention.

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