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IBM SDK, Java™ Technology Edition, Version 8, Service Refresh 4, Fix Pack 6

The latest refresh of the Software Developers Kit (SDK) and Java™ runtime environment is now available. This release contains IBM fixes to the code base, as detailed in the IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8 fixes list. Visit the Downloads page to download installable packages for AIX®, Linux, and z/OS® platform architectures.

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Building Consensus on JSR 376: Java Platform Module System

Following the Java Community Process (JCP) Executive Committee (EC) members’ ballot on JSR 376 : Java Platform Module System, IBM called for a focused effort to address the outstanding technical issues. We suggested holding meetings of the existing Expert Group to keep the platform delivery on track. The JCP rules allow up to 30-days for...

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IBM’s “No” vote on JSR 376: Java Platform Module System

In the comment accompanying our vote on JSR 376 we expressed a desire to see ongoing discussion, and that the Expert Group should reach closer consensus that the specification is ready to proceed to Proposed Final Draft status. The result of the Executive Committee ballot supports that position. Java is stronger by having a rich...

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