OpenJDK6 End Of Life
aph at redhat.com
Sat Oct 1 08:14:06 UTC 2016
OpenJDK6 is reaching the end of the road. Oracle's JDK 6 had
its last public update in 2013, and I took over the leadership
role in OpenJDK 6 in March of that year. But it's looking
decidedly old now, and we should persuade people to move to
something more recent.
Since I took over the lead we've maintained OpenJDK 6, back-porting
important bug fixes and some updates, but I think the time has now
come to say goodbye. We can't maintain it for ever, and we've been
strongly recommending people to move to a more recent release for some
With all that in mind, I intend to resign leadership of OpenJDK 6 at
the end of his year. If any appropriately-qualified person wishes to
take over the project leadership, they may apply to do so. However, I
expect that the OpenJDK 6 project will quietly end.
OpenJDK 6 EOL: December 31, 2016.
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