JDK 8: General Availability

Volker Simonis volker.simonis at gmail.com
Thu Mar 20 08:19:07 UTC 2014

On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 12:49 AM, Andrew Hughes <gnu.andrew at redhat.com> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
>> 2014/3/19 8:47 -0700, Andrew Hughes <gnu.andrew at redhat.com>:
>> > Given the link to the binaries in the blog, I assume you're referring
>> > to the proprietary Oracle release and not OpenJDK?
>> I am referring to both the JDK 8 Project here in OpenJDK and to Oracle's
>> related binary products.
> Ok.
>> >                                                     There also seems to
>> > be a reference to at least one feature I believe isn't part of OpenJDK
>> > (Java Mission Control and Java Flight Recorder)
>> Correct.  My blog is not hosted on OpenJDK infrastructure, so I consider
>> myself free to mention proprietary features.  If that offends you, then
>> don't read my blog.
> I'm not offended. I just wanted to clarify what was being discussed and the
> link was posted to an OpenJDK mailing list. When simply "JDK 8" is used, it's not
> obvious which is being discussed.
>> >                                                 and a lack of reference
>> > to at least one feature that I believe is (the PPC/AIX port).
>> The PPC/AIX port is not in JDK 8.
> Oh, ok, I was under the impression, when we were merging it into IcedTea7, that it was
> already upstream in 8. In that case, we're going to need to merge the PPC port
> into IcedTea8 so our users don't regress to Zero.

The PPC/AIX port is currently in JDK9 and is planned for integration
into 8u-dev for the end of this week right in time for the 8u20 time
frame. So if you can wait a week or so, you should be able to merge it
from 8u-dev which should be simpler than taking it from the 9


>> - Mark
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