Java SE 8 could have been delayed until mid-2014 to accommodate Jigsaw, but Oracle chose to defer the modular system altogether. Oracle's decision to delay Jigsaw was the right one, said analyst Al Hilwa, of IDC. "Java does not exist in a vacuum, and delays in the Java modularity project of the JDK will no doubt hinder certain parts of the ecosystem. However, under the circumstances, I think it is wise to prioritize schedule over features."
Java SE 8 and the accompanying JDK 8 also have been slated to include such features as Java Virtual Machine convergence and JavaFX 3.0, as well as bulk parallel operations via Project Lambda.
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