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Oracle's Java 15 rides into town, waving the 'we're number one' flag, demands 25th birthday party

RichardBarrell

Yes but slower. Java is every 6 months. Firefox release every 4 weeks, Chrome every 6 weeks.

If you look at just the LTS releases instead, those are on a 3 year cadence. Current LTS is Java 11, next should be 17.

The LTS releases get free public updates for a while (nominally about 6 years). The every-6-months releases get *no* free public updates once the next one is out (!). There was some controversy over that because it doesn't give users of the frequent releases any overlap in the support periods to test JVM upgrades.

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