Confirming JDK 8 GA version

David Holmes david.holmes at
Wed Dec 3 05:13:31 UTC 2014

On 3/12/2014 12:25 PM, Medi Montaseri wrote:
> Hi,
> Just wanted to confirm some issues:
> I am interested in building the latest (tip) of jdk8 GA release.
> 1- jdk8 GA is different from jdk8u (u is for updates), I should get the src from
> 2- The latest tagged version of the src is "jdk8-b132                       9106:43cb25339b55"
> 3- I confirm that I have the latest src (for GA) by running "hg tags" like
>     unix> cd srcDir/jdk ; hg tags | head -2
>    tip                             9107:687fd7c7986d
>    jdk8-b132                   9106:43cb25339b55
> I go ahead and build everything and then run "java -version" and I see
> openjdk version "1.8.0-20141202"
> OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0-20141202-HDS-174701)
> OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.0-b70, mixed mode)
> Q- Why am I seeing "build 25.0-b70" ? Does this "b70" has anything to do with above "jdk8-b132" ?

That is the hotspot version number and build number as used in the GA 
build of JDK 8. It is correct.

java version "1.8.0"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0-b132)
Java HotSpot(TM) Server VM (build 25.0-b70, mixed mode)


> Thanks
> Medi

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