Early Access builds of JDK 8u122 b01 & JDK 9 EA b138 are available.

Rory O'Donnell rory.odonnell at oracle.com
Fri Oct 7 10:34:05 UTC 2016

Hi All,

Early Access b01 <https://jdk8.java.net/download.html> for JDK 8u122 is 
available on java.net.

Early Access b138 <https://jdk9.java.net/download/> for JDK 9 is 
available on java.net, summary of  changes are listed here 

Early Access b138 <https://jdk9.java.net/jigsaw/> (#5561) for JDK 9 with 
Project Jigsaw is available on java.net, summary of  changes are listed 

There have been a number of fixes to bugs reported by Open Source 
projects since the last availability email  :

  * 8038348 - b137 - Instance field load is replaced by wrong data Phi
  * 8041480 - b137 - ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException when JTable contains
    certain string
  * 8145542 - b137 - The case failed automatically and thrown
    java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException exception.
  * 8151725 - b137  - [macosx] ArrayIndexOOB exception when displaying
    Devanagari text in JEditorPane

There are two proposals requesting feedback via mailing lists :

  - More proposals for open JPMS issues [1]

  * One proposal to call out is #AwkwardStrongEncapsulation as this
    proposes to change setAccessible(true) so that it can't be used to
    break into non-public types/members in exported packages. This is a
    non-issue when using setAccessible to get access to non-public
    types/members of classes on the class path but will be an issue for
    code that uses this method to break into JDK-internals. We would
    appreciate as much help as possible testing these builds. If
    InaccessibleObjectException is thrown then examine the stack trace
    (run with -Dsun.reflect.debugModuleAccessChecks=true to uncover
    failed access attempts in code that shallows exceptions). If it
    looks like a library is attempting to access a non-public method or
    field of a platform class and make sure to *submit a bug in the
    issue tracker for the library.*

  - Proposal to Reorganize source classes in src.zip by modules [2]

  * This proposal might have a compatibility impact on IDEs or other
    tools that look in src.zip
  * Feedback via the jigsaw-dev mailing list

Other points of interest:

  * JavaOne Presentations
      o Recorded Presentations
  * JDK 9 Schedule change proposal
      o for proposed schedule proposal see [3]



Rgds,Rory O'Donnell
Quality Engineering Manager
Oracle EMEA , Dublin, Ireland

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