Re: Java 8 Lambda binary snapshot

Arved Sandstrom wrote:
What actually holds us back with adoption of recent Java (JDK/JRE)
versions is not any particular reluctance on the part of most clients to
keep up with the Joneses in that respect, but because they are very
conservative with all their major software (like app servers)...which if
it's not certified for a later Java means we can't move to it.

That's just the same phenomenon - "not certified for a later Java" means that someone was unwilling to move to that later Java until it was EOLed.

Why don't the vendors certify for the later Java in anything less than five years?

It's the same question. Pushing it back one level doesn't answer it.