Stable links to "current" releases

mark.reinhold at mark.reinhold at
Mon Mar 5 16:38:15 UTC 2018

2018/3/4 8:00:33 -0800, Mark Raynsford <org.openjdk at>:
> I'm considering putting together a Maven plugin that's capable of
> producing jlinked distributions for a selectable range of platforms.
> That is, you can specify that you want to produce a distribution for
> macOS, Linux, and Windows, and you'll get one for each of those
> platforms in a single plugin execution.
> Actually achieving this would involve fetching a binary distribution of
> the JDK for each specified platform at build time (and caching it
> locally, as it's rather a large download).
> Is there any chance we could get "current" links for the OpenJDK builds?
> For example, the plugin could simply hit:
> ... and would automatically get whatever is the latest version of JDK 9
> released.
> The plugin could, of course, specify version numbers manually, but I'd
> then be playing a constant game of catch-up for new versions and I'm not
> sure what (if any) guarantees gives for old versions
> of binaries.

Interesting idea -- I think we could work something out here.

I assume you're primarily interested in the GPL'd OpenJDK builds?

How about URLs such as the following:{linux,macos,windows}-x64{linux,macos,windows}-x64{linux,macos,windows}-x64 -> 10.0.2 -> 10/latest

Each of these would, in turn, redirect to an actual .tgz file over on

- Mark

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