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Java 8 Delayed To Fix Security 135

Posted by Soulskill
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mikejuk writes "Java Development Kit 8, planned for September 2013, is being delayed until next year because of 'a renewed focus on security.' Java has been having security publicity problems recently, but Oracle now seems to be taking them more seriously. Mark Reinhold, chief architect of the Java platform group, said, 'Maintaining the security of the Java Platform always takes priority over developing new features, and so these efforts have inevitably taken engineers away from working on Java 8.' The major change still to be made to Java 8 is Project Lambda, which Reinhold says is 'the sole driving feature of the release.' He laid out alternatives, such as dropping Lambda from this release, but said Oracle has decided instead to wait until Lambda is ready. The revised schedule for JDK 8 has a developer preview scheduled for September, a release candidate scheduled for January 2014, and general availablity scheduled for March 2014. The delay means that Java SE 9 will probably be released in early 2016, rather than late 2015."
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Java 8 Delayed To Fix Security

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  • by kthreadd (1558445) on Friday April 19, 2013 @11:55AM (#43494319)

    What they should really do is reconsider if applets really is that important anymore and just scrap the concept completely. At least that's where the problem seams to be most of the time.

  • Re:Always the goal (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Joce640k (829181) on Friday April 19, 2013 @12:09PM (#43494513) Homepage

    I think the main focus is on getting people to install the Ask Toolbar.

    The more updates they can push out, the more chance there is of somebody slipping up and installing it by mistake.

  • by damaki (997243) on Friday April 19, 2013 @02:02PM (#43495633)
    Now that javascript is fast, that HTML5 is everywhere, that games can even run on Flash, please Oracle, kill the damn java browser plugin. Sure, Unity uses it. Do J2EE developpers around the world care about it? No, we do not care!
    Kill the damn thing. It's slow to start and it will always be slow even with the Jigsaw vaporware. I don't wan't Java in my browser. We are in 2013, ActiveX was crap, Flash is crap, java applets were, are and will always be crap.

    Disclaimer, I am a java/J2EE developper and I am totally tired of the reputation that java is getting because of this damn browser plugin.

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