JDK 8 Updates from OpenJDK community

Andrew Haley aph at redhat.com
Fri Aug 23 08:17:57 UTC 2019

On 8/23/19 5:52 AM, Dheeraj Joshi wrote:

> How long Open JDK 8 is supported by https://openjdk.java.net/ We are
> currently analyzing impact of upgrading from Java 8 to Java 11. We
> need to know for how long JDK 8 will get periodic security upgrades
> and general patches for JDK 8 from https://openjdk.java.net/?
> RedHat OpenJDK 8 is supported till June 2023
> https://access.redhat.com/articles/1299013 AdoptOpenJDK8 is support
> till September 2023 https://adoptopenjdk.net/support.html

That sounds about right. It means that public updates will be
available for at least that long. It may well be that some
organization will volunteer to support it for longer.

> We see these different support end dates for OpenJDK from different
> vendors. We are using open JDK from https://openjdk.java.net/ So we
> want to know for how long we would receive updates for JDK 8 from
> OpenJDK community
> Is there a Road map available for public viewing?

That is the road map! JDK 8 is the legacy version. I would advise all
individuals and organizations to have a transition plan to a later JDK
version in place well before 2023.

Andrew Haley  (he/him)
Java Platform Lead Engineer
Red Hat UK Ltd. <https://www.redhat.com>
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