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From "Rory O'Donnell" <rory.odonn...@oracle.com>
Subject JDK 15 is now in Rampdown Phase Two
Date Fri, 17 Jul 2020 08:25:36 GMT

Hi Stefan/Jaikiran, **

*Per the JDK 15 schedule, we are in Rampdown Phase Two* *[1]*

Per the JDK Release Process [2] we now turn our focus to *P1 and P2 
bugs*, which can be fixed with approval [3].
Late enhancements are still possible, with approval [4], but the bar is 
now extraordinarily high.

**Please advise if you have any open high priority issues.* *

  * Schedule for JDK 15
      o 2*020/07/16 Rampdown Phase Two*
      o 2020/08/06 Initial Release Candidate
      o 2020/08/20 Final Release Candidate
      o 2020/09/15 General Availability

  * Features included in JDK 15:
      o JEP 339: Edwards-Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (EdDSA)
        <http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/339>
      o JEP 360: Sealed Classes (Preview) <http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/360>
      o JEP 371: Hidden Classes <http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/371>
      o JEP 372: Remove the Nashorn JavaScript Engine
        <http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/372>
      o JEP 373: Reimplement the Legacy DatagramSocket API
        <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/373>
      o JEP 374: Disable and Deprecate Biased Locking
        <http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/374>
      o JEP 375: Pattern Matching for instanceof (Second Preview)
        <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/375>
      o JEP 377: ZGC: A Scalable Low-Latency Garbage Collector
        <http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/377>
      o JEP 378: Text Blocks <http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/378>
      o JEP 379: Shenandoah: A Low-Pause-Time Garbage Collector
        <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/379>
      o JEP 381: Remove the Solaris and SPARC Ports
        <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/381>
      o JEP 383: Foreign-Memory Access API (Second Incubator)
        <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/383>
      o JEP 384: Records (Second Preview)
        <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/384>
      o JEP 385: Deprecate RMI Activation for Removal
        <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/385>

*JDK 15 **Early Access build 32 **is available**at : - jdk.java.net/15/*

These early-access, open-source builds are provided under the GNU 
General Public License, version 2, with the Classpath Exception.

  * Release notes
      o http://jdk.java.net/15/release-notes
  * Recent fixes that might be of interest
      o

        Build 32

          + 8231800: Better listing of arrays
          + 8234836: Improve serialization handling
      o Build 31
          + JDK-8248505: Unexpected NoSuchAlgorithmException when using
            secure random impl from BCFIPS provider
      o Build 29
          + JDK-8233014: Enable ShowCodeDetailsInExceptionMessages by
            default

*JDK 16 Early Access build 6 ****is available**at : - jdk.java.net/16/*

These early-access, open-source builds are provided under the GNU 
General Public License, version 2, with the Classpath Exception.

  * JEP Candidate
      o JEP 388: Windows/AArch64 Port <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/388>
  * JEPs proposed to target
      o JEP 347: Enable C++14 Language Features
        <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/347>
  * JEPs targeted to JDK 16, so far:
      o JEP 369: Migrate to GitHub <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/369>
      o JEP 357: Migrate from Mercurial to Git
        <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/357>

**

  * Recent fixes that might be of interest
      o

        Build 32

          + 8231800: Better listing of arrays
          + 8234836: Improve serialization handling
      o Build 5
          + JDK-8218021: Have jarsigner preserve posix permission attributes
          + JDK-8245302: Upgrade LogRecord to support long thread ids
            and remove its usage of ThreadLocal
          + JDK-8248505: Unexpected NoSuchAlgorithmException when using
            secure random impl from BCFIPS provider

*Cryptoroadmap updated *

  * https://www.java.com/en/jre-jdk-cryptoroadmap.html

*The "Best of the JDK" feature face-off tournament: Result!*_*
*_

  * *JDK Mission Control *is the winner based on the Twitter poll
    <https://twitter.com/java/status/1281595323685703683?s=20>.

*The Quality Outreach Report for *June 2020**is available via the 
Quality Wiki page*: **June 2020 
<https://wiki.openjdk.java.net/display/quality/Quality+Outreach+report+June+2020>
*


*__*
Rgds,Rory

[1] https://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/jdk-dev/2020-July/004536.html
[2] https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/3
[3] https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/3#Fix-Request-Process
[4] https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/3#Late-Enhancement-Request-Process

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


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