[jdom-interest] JDK 4 should not hold us back from generics-let's move on!

Michael Kay mike at saxonica.com
Wed Sep 12 01:21:50 PDT 2007

> Did I write JDK 4 instead of JDK 1.4?
> The way Sun numerate their products confuses me (e.g. solaris 
> 9 vs sunos 5.9).

All the evidence suggests that it confuses Sun, too.

(But actually, it's not funny. Many companies have had this battle between
engineers and marketing people as to who chooses the version numbers.
Engineers know that you have to choose version numbers early during
development, and that you have to maintain a consistent numbering scheme
long-term over a series of releases. Marketing people think you can dream up
a version number while drafting a press release three days before the
product ships.)

Michael Kay

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