What does LTS mean for OpenJDK?

Martijn Verburg martijnverburg at gmail.com
Thu Aug 23 17:25:57 UTC 2018

Hi all,

Wouldn’t normally post this on an OpenJDK mailing list but I will add that
there is now a new era of commercial support for Java coming in off the
back of this.

Oracle and others have put out what I think are very reasonable support
offerings and perhaps as an ecosystem we need to start thinking about
directly contributing back if we don’t have direct engineering involved in

I appreciate it’s a step change for those who have been used to $free - but
I’d encourage folks to look at those options as well as what might come out
of the community for OpenJDK.


On Thu, 23 Aug 2018 at 17:57, <mark.reinhold at oracle.com> wrote:

> 2018/8/23 6:24:36 -0700, Jack Shirazi <jacks at fasterj.com>:
> > There is (still) a lot of confusion in the community about this. Can I
> > give an example of how I understand this to proceed and please comment
> > if wrong (I appreciate not set in stone, this is just an example of how
> > it seems likely from my understanding atm):
> >
> > Let's say Java 12 has been released and Oracle announce a security
> > upgrade. Oracle will apply that to their paid-for Oracle Java 11 build,
> > and also to the OpenJDK Java 12 build but NOT the latest OpenJDK Java 11
> > build.
> Correct, assuming that this happens within six months of the release of
> JDK 12.
> >        AdoptOpenJDK will also NOT backport that to the OpenJDK Java 11
> > build. However the jdk11u project WILL backport that to the OpenJDK Java
> > 11 build, and AdoptOpenJDK will then support that Java 11 upgraded
> > version because it will continue to support Java 11, so that upgraded
> > OpenJDK Java 11 build will then be available (somewhere) for public
> > consumption.
> As Andrew noted earlier in this thread, a good number of individuals
> and organizations appear to be interested in working on OpenJDK LTS
> releases, but there are no specific plans as yet.  Stay tuned.
> - Mark
Cheers, Martijn (Sent from Gmail Mobile)

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