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

james_smith Silver badge

Re: Still stuck on Java 8

Seems almost everybody is using the LTS releases, based on a regular show of hands at London Java Community meetings. While the intermediate releases are interesting, I wonder how many people actually have the time to test them.

As for being stuck on Java 8, I know of a bunch of (badly written) systems that are stuck on anything from Java 5 to 7. Java 17 will fix a lot of the problems that caused that, since sealed and hidden classes will prevent lazy programmers from using internal APIs.

Whether Oracle themselves will fix their own tools and installers that often insists on versions of Java as old as 5 ... well, I doubt it.

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