LTS for public releases
aph at redhat.com
Thu Nov 9 19:10:03 UTC 2017
On 09/11/17 17:20, Kim Jensen wrote:
> But, and here it comes... The announcement from Oracle stated that
> Java 8 is EOL in September 2018, Java 9 is EOL in March 2018.
That's Oracle's proprietary binary release of Java 8. OpenJDK 8 will go on
> First LTS release is coming in September 2018, and as Short term
> releases only have support for 6 months, it means that there will be
> a period of 0 months to complete migrating from Java 8 to Java
> 18.9LTS. Migrating to Java 9 & Java 18.3 is not something our
> customers are willing to pay for, as it means 3 migrations rather
> than 1. And as we have seem, Java 8 to Java 9 is not a trivial
> upgrade. Loads of libraries are not working and I still have not
> seen what Java EE vendors will support or not.
> So, simply put. Is it possible to get a word, that there will be a
> transition period from Java 8 to Java 18.9LTS, so it is possible to
> migrate without our customers loosing support ?
We will support OpenJDK 8 until October 2020. We always make our
updates publicly available in the appropriate OpenJDK projects.
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