JDK 12 enters Rampdown Phase One

Muneer Kolarkunnu abdul.kolarkunnu at oracle.com
Fri Dec 14 10:22:44 UTC 2018

Hi All,  

JDK 12 Early Access build is available at : - jdk.java.net/12/ 

Per the JDK 12 schedule [1], we are now in Rampdown Phase One.

For more details , see Mark Reinhold's email to jdk-dev mailing list [2]  
The overall feature set is frozen, no further JEPs will be targeted to this release.
We’ve forked the main-line source repository, jdk/jdk, to the JDK 12 stabilization repository.

Changes since the last availability email

HYPERLINK "http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/189"JEP 189: Shenandoah: A Low-Pause-Time Garbage Collector (Experimental) moved to Targeted.
HYPERLINK "http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/334"JEP 334: JVM Constants API moved to Targeted.
HYPERLINK "http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/344"JEP 344: Abortable Mixed Collections for G1 moved  to Targeted.
HYPERLINK "http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/346"JEP 346: Promptly Return Unused Committed Memory from G1 to Targeted.
HYPERLINK "https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/326"JEP 326: Raw String Literals (Preview) Proposed to drop from JDK 12

link to proposal on HYPERLINK "https://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/jdk-dev/2018-December/002402.html"jdk-dev

Bug fixes reported by Open Source Projects  :

HYPERLINK "https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8211051"JDK-8211051 - fixed in b22 - reported by JUnit5
HYPERLINK "https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8211422"JDK-8211422 - fixed in b23 - reported by Apache Batik

The HYPERLINK "https://java.com/cryptoroadmap"Java Crypto Roadmap has been updated with the following target:

With the 2019-04-16 CPU, 

Targeted Releases - JDK 12, JDK 11, JDK 8, and JDK 7  
Distrust TLS server certificates anchored by Symantec Root CAs.

Oracle Java SE 8 Release Updates [3]

Public updates for Oracle Java SE 8 released after January 2019 will not be available for business, commercial or production use without a commercial license.



[1] http://openjdk.java.net/projects/jdk/12/#Schedule
[2] http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/jdk-dev/2018-December/002405.html
[3] https://java.com/en/download/release_notice.jsp 


Abdul Muneer
Quality Outreach
Oracle, Bangalore, India 

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