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  • #21
    Originally posted by anarki2 View Post
    6 month release cycle sounds _great_ for something as crucial and mission-critical as Java, congrats for the decision-makers.
    For those using java for something mission-critical, there is a solution in the form of commercial support for LTS (jdk8, jdk11, etc) releases. For a fee, of course. If you are doing something mission critical, you are not doing it for free and Oracle wants their cut.

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    • #22
      Originally posted by anarki2 View Post
      6 month release cycle sounds _great_ for something as crucial and mission-critical as Java, congrats for the decision-makers.
      It's not as big a deal as it sounds, actually... upstream Java are moving to something of a rolling-release approach anyway, so six-monthly releases will be more like the current patch-release cycle than the years worth of changes that go into major releases.

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      • #23
        With respect to garbage collection, these are my understandings of the situation:
        - Epsilon is useful for testing, benchmarking against other garbage collectors, and for programs that execute quickly and exit before memory use becomes an issue.
        - The simplest approach to manual memory management is reference counting, and it works fine but it's slower than a well-written garbage collector. So manual memory management is not always faster.
        - If you use more sophisticated manual memory management you beat garbage collectors for speed, but you have to be more careful to avoid memory leaks.

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        • #24
          Originally posted by andre30correia View Post

          proper testing sometimes need one year or two, it's way rolling releases never work like it should and breaks all the time, ex-arch linux user here
          Several year Manjaro user here, and it has been more stable than my laptop that is on ubuntu 16.04. I have a very hard time deciding will i upgrade to 18.04 or Manjaro.

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          • #25
            Originally posted by andre30correia View Post

            proper testing sometimes need one year or two, it's way rolling releases never work like it should and breaks all the time, ex-arch linux user here
            Manjaro has not broken for me in years, but i guess you don't call it a REAL rolling release?

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