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From Rory O'Donnell <rory.odonn...@oracle.com>
Subject Release Announcement: General Availability of Java 16 / JDK 16
Date Tue, 16 Mar 2021 14:46:32 GMT

Hi Stefan/Jaikiran,

*Release Announcement: General Availability of Java 16 / JDK 16 *

**

  * JDK 16, the reference implementation of Java 16, is now Generally
    Available. [1]
  * GPL-licensed OpenJDK builds from Oracle are available here:
    http://jdk.java.net/16/ <http://jdk.java.net/16/>
  * JDK 16 Release notes
    <https://www.oracle.com/java/technologies/javase/16-relnotes.html>

*JDK 16 includes the following features [2]:*

  * JEP 338:Vector API (Incubator) <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/338>
  * JEP 347:Enable C++14 Language Features
    <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/347>
  * JEP 357:Migrate from Mercurial to Git
    <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/357>
  * JEP 369:Migrate to GitHub <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/369>
  * JEP 376:ZGC: Concurrent Thread-Stack Processing
    <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/376>
  * JEP 380:Unix-Domain Socket Channels <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/380>
  * JEP 386:Alpine Linux Port <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/386>
  * JEP 387:Elastic Metaspace <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/387>
  * JEP 388:Windows/AArch64 Port <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/388>
  * JEP 389:Foreign Linker API (Incubator)
    <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/389>
  * JEP 390:Warnings for Value-Based Classes
    <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/390>
  * JEP 392:Packaging Tool <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/392>
  * JEP 393:Foreign-Memory Access API (Third Incubator)
    <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/393>
  * JEP 394:Pattern Matching for instanceof
    <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/394>
  * JEP 395:Records <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/395>
  * JEP 396:Strongly Encapsulate JDK Internals by Default
    <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/396>
  * JEP 397:Sealed Classes (Second Preview)
    <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/397>

Thanks to everyone who contributed to JDK 16, whether by creating 
features or enhancements, logging bugs, or

downloading and testing the early-access builds.

*OpenJDK 17 Early Access build 13 is now available at 
http://jdk.java.net/17 <http://jdk.java.net/17/>
*


**

  * These early access, open source builds are provided under the GNU
    General Public License, version 2, with the Classpath Exception
    <http://openjdk.java.net/legal/gplv2+ce.html>.
  * JEPs targeted to JDK 17, so far:
      o JEP 356: Enhanced Pseudo-Random Number Generators
        <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/356>

  * Release Notes are available at http://jdk.java.net/17/release-notes
    <http://jdk.java.net/17/release-notes>

  * Significant changes since the last availability email:
      o JDK-8259709: Disable SHA-1 XML Signatures (b13)
      o JDK-6323374: (coll) Optimize Collections.unmodifiable* and
        synchronized*(b13)
      o JDK-8139348: Deprecate 3DES and RC4 in Kerberos (b12)
      o JDK-8259662: Don't wrap SocketExceptions into SSLExceptions in
        SSLSocketImpl (b11)
      o JDK-8235139: Deprecate the socket impl factory mechanism(b10)
      o JDK-8225081: Remove Telia Company CA certificate expiring in
        April 2021(b9)


*Project Lanai Early-Access Builds
*

  * EA 10 Build 17-lanai+3-133 (2021/3/2) is available -
    http://jdk.java.net/lanai/
  * These early access, open source builds are provided under the GNU
    General Public License, version 2, with the Classpath Exception
    <http://openjdk.java.net/legal/gplv2+ce.html>.


*Project Loom Early-Access Builds*

  * Build 17-loom+4-174 (2021/3/12) is available - http://jdk.java.net/loom/
  * These early access, open source builds are provided under the GNU
    General Public License, version 2, with the Classpath Exception
    <http://openjdk.java.net/legal/gplv2+ce.html>.


*Project Panama Early-Access Builds
*

  * Build 17-panama+2-51 (2021/2/12) is available -
    http://jdk.java.net/panama/
  * These early access, open source builds are provided under the GNU
    General Public License, version 2, with the Classpath Exception
    <http://openjdk.java.net/legal/gplv2+ce.html>.


Rgds,Rory

[1] https://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/jdk-dev/2021-March/005188.html

[2] https://openjdk.java.net/projects/jdk/16/ 
<https://openjdk.java.net/projects/jdk/16/>


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