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From Rory O'Donnell <rory.odonn...@oracle.com>
Subject JDK 17 is now in Rampdown Phase Two
Date Thu, 15 Jul 2021 19:21:55 GMT

Hi Stefan/Jaikiran,

*Per the JDK 17 schedule , we are in Rampdown Phase Two [1].*

*Please advise if you find any issues while testing the latest Early 
Access builds.*

  * Schedule:

      o *2021/07/15 Rampdown Phase Two*
      o 2021/08/05  Initial Release Candidate
      o 2021/08/19 Final Release Candidate
      o 2021/09/14  General Availability


The overall feature set is frozen. No further JEPs will be targeted to 
this release.

  * Features integrated in JDK 17:

      o JEP 306: Restore Always-Strict Floating-Point Semantics
        <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/306>
      o JEP 356: Enhanced Pseudo-Random Number Generators
        <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/356>
      o JEP 382: New macOS Rendering Pipeline
        <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/382>
      o JEP 391: macOS/AArch64 Port <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/391>
      o JEP 398: Deprecate the Applet API for Removal
        <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/398>
      o JEP 403: Strongly Encapsulate JDK Internals
        <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/403>
      o JEP 406: Pattern Matching for switch (Preview)
        <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/406>
      o JEP 407: Remove RMI Activation <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/407>
      o JEP 409: Sealed Classes <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/409>
      o JEP 410: Remove the Experimental AOT and JIT Compiler
        <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/410>
      o JEP 411: Deprecate the Security Manager for Removal
        <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/411>
      o JEP 412: Foreign Function & Memory API (Incubator)
        <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/412>
      o JEP 414: Vector API (Second Incubator)
        <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/414>
      o JEP 415: Context-Specific Deserialization Filters
        <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/415>

*
*

*OpenJDK 17 Early Access build 31 is available at 
**https://jdk.java.net/17* <https://jdk.java.net/17>

  * These early-access , open-source builds are provided under the
      o GNU General Public License, version 2, with the Classpath
        Exception <https://openjdk.java.net/legal/gplv2+ce.html>
  * Release Notes are available at https://jdk.java.net/17/release-notes
    <https://jdk.java.net/17/release-notes>


*
*

*OpenJDK 18 Early Access build 6 is available at * 
*https://jdk.java.net/18* <https://jdk.java.net/18>

  * These early-access , open-source builds are provided under the
      o GNU General Public License, version 2, with the Classpath
        Exception <https://openjdk.java.net/legal/gplv2+ce.html>
  * Release Notes are available at https://jdk.java.net/18/release-notes
    <https://jdk.java.net/18/release-notes>
  * Changes in recent builds that maybe of interest:
      o JDK-8269697: JNI_GetPrimitiveArrayCritical() should not accept
        object array [build 6]
      o JDK-8253119: Remove the legacy PlainSocketImpl and
        PlainDatagramSocketImpl implementation [build 6]
      o JDK-8268960: Prohibit Null for Header Keys and Values in
        com.sun.net.httpserver.Headers [build 5]
      o JDK-8256425: Obsolete Biased Locking in JDK 18 [build 4]

*Topics of Interest: *

  * ‘Inside Java’ Podcast #18: Java's steady march towards strong
    encapsulation <https://inside.java/2021/06/29/podcast-018/>


Rgds,Rory

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