Update on JDK 8 builds and release candidate status

Mathias Axelsson mathias.axelsson at oracle.com
Fri Jan 31 03:55:07 PST 2014


It's been a while since my last update so I wanted to give you an update on
where we are.

Focus has been on getting the final RI (Reference Implementation) build for
the Java SE 8 specification completed and ready. The current RI build is
b126 [1] and unless any TCK blockers shows up, this build will be the RI
for Java SE 8.

With the RI build in place focus has now shifted to get the remaining
showstopper fixes for JDK 8 into the master. We had a number of fixes lined
up and got them integrated earlier this week so that we could do a new
promoted build (b127). This build will be posted on java.net [2] shortly.

b127 is not a release candidate build as there are still a few critical
issues that must be fixed and integrated. I'm following up on the bugs on a
daily basis and hope we can cut the first release candidate of JDK 8

I will send out an update once we have a release candidate build of JDK 8.

Kind regards,
Mathias Axelsson, Oracle JDK 8 Release Manager

[1] https://jdk8.java.net/java-se-8-ri/

[2] https://jdk8.java.net/download.html

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