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JDK 12 Early Access build 15 is available

Hi Benedikt,

*JDK 12 Early Access build 15 is available at : - jdk.java.net/12/*

 * JDK 12 Schedule is confirmed.
     o 2018/12/13 Rampdown Phase One <http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/3#rdp-1>
     o 2019/01/17 Rampdown Phase Two <http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/3#rdp-2>
     o 2019/02/07 Release-Candidate Phase
     o 2019/03/19 General Availability
 * Release Notes for JDK 12 [1]
 * JEPs targeted to JDK 12, so far
     o 325: Switch Expressions (Preview [2]) - Integrated
     o 326: Raw String Literals (Preview [2]) - Integrated
     o 340: One AArch64 Port, Not Two
       <http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/340> - Targeted
     o 341: Default CDS Archives <http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/341>-
 * Important fixes since last email
     o (b15)  Implementation of JEP 341: Default CDS Archives
     o (b14) LDAPS Communication Failure (JDK-8211107
     o (b14) Support dns_canonicalize_hostname in krb5.conf
       (JDK-8210821 <https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8210821>)
     o (b14) Removal of com.sun.awt.SecurityWarning Class (JDK-8210692

*JDK 8u202 planning [3]*

 * 8u202 is proposed to be the last Oracle led release for this OpenJDK
 * A proposed timeline is as follows :
     o July 2018 8u-dev forest begins collecting 8u202 fixes
     o Mid October 2018 RampDown 2
     o Mid January 2019 GA

Rgds, Rory

[1] http://jdk.java.net/12/release-notes
[2] http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/12
[3] http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/jdk8u-dev/2018-September/007923.html<http://jdk.java.net/12/release-notes> <https://download.java.net/java/early_access/jmc7/core/common/docs/api/overview-summary.html>

Rgds,Rory O'Donnell
Quality Engineering Manager
Oracle EMEA , Dublin, Ireland