Oracle's release of Java Standard Edition 8 in March will likely leave out the Stripped Implementations feature for licensing reasons and to avoid fragmentation, but it might be reintroduced in a later release. "I remain convinced that Stripped Implementations are important to the future of the platform. Once Java SE 8 is out the door, I'll look into how we might add this feature to the Platform in a release prior to Java SE 9," said Mark Reinhold, chief architect for the Java platform group.

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