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JDK 12 enters Rampdown Phase One


Hi Benedikt,

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

 * Per the JDK 12 schedule [1], we are now in Rampdown Phase One.
     o For more details , see Mark Reinhold's email to jdk-dev mailing
       list [2]
     o The overall feature set is frozen, no further JEPs will be
       targeted to this release.
     o We’ve forked the main-line source repository, jdk/jdk, to the
       JDK 12 stabilization repository.

Changes since the last availability email

 * JEP 189: Shenandoah: A Low-Pause-Time Garbage Collector
   (Experimental) <http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/189> moved to *Targeted*.
 * JEP 334: JVM Constants API <http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/334> moved
   to *Targeted*.
 * JEP 344: Abortable Mixed Collections for G1
   <http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/344> moved  to *Targeted*.
 * JEP 346: Promptly Return Unused Committed Memory from G1
   <http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/346> to *Targeted*.
 * JEP 326: Raw String Literals <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/326>
   (Preview) *Proposed to drop from JDK 12*
     o link to proposal on jdk-dev
       <https://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/jdk-dev/2018-December/002402.html>

Bug fixes reported by Open Source Projects  :

     o JDK-8211051 - fixed in b22 - reported by JUnit5
     o JDK-8211422 - fixed in b23 - reported by Apache Batik

The Java Crypto Roadmap <https://java.com/cryptoroadmap> has been updated with the following target:

 * With the 2019-04-16 CPU,
     o Targeted Releases - JDK 12, JDK 11, JDK 8, and JDK 7
     o Distrust TLS server certificates anchored by Symantec Root CAs.

Oracle Java SE 8 Release Updates [3]

 * Public updates for Oracle Java SE 8 released after January 2019 will
   not be available for business, commercial or production use without
   a commercial license.

Rgds, Rory

[1] http://openjdk.java.net/projects/jdk/12/#Schedule
[2] http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/jdk-dev/2018-December/002405.html
[3] https://java.com/en/download/release_notice.jsp

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