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From Rory O'Donnell <rory.odonn...@oracle.com>
Subject JDK 17 is now in the Release Candidate Phase
Date Sat, 07 Aug 2021 14:53:30 GMT
Hi Stefan/Jaikiran,

*Per the JDK 17 schedule , we are now in the Release Candidate Phase 
[1][2].*

*
*

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

  * Schedule:
      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 Accessbuild 35 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>
  * Changes in recent builds that maybe of interest:
      o JDK-8270866: NPE in DocTreePath.getTreePath()[build 33]
          + Reportedby jOOQ

**Topics of Interest: *
*

  * The latest Newscast covers 17's JEP 356
    <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/356>: Enhanced Pseudo-Random Number
    Generators - Here
    <https://inside.java/2021/07/29/insidejava-newscast-009/>
  * The latest JEP Café cover 17's JEP 409
    <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/409> : Sealed Classes - Here
    <https://inside.java/2021/07/22/jepcafe2/>
  * A few updates to JEP 411 <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/411>:
    Deprecate the Security Manager for Removal - Here
    <https://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/security-dev/2021-July/026806.html>

*
*

*OpenJDK**18 Early Access build 9 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-8225082: Remove IdenTrust certificate that is expiring in
        September 2021 [build 9]
      o JDK-8251329: Zip File System Provider Throws ZipException when
        entry name element contains "." or ".." [build 9]
      o JDK-8271359: NPE in DocTreePath.getTreePath() [build 8]
          + Reported by jOOQ

*July 2021 Critical Patch Update Released*

  * As part of the July 2021, we released JDK 16.0.2, JDK 11.0.12 LTS,
    JDK 8u301 and JDK 7u311 as well as OpenJDK 16.0.2 (publicly available)


Rgds,Rory

[1] https://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/jdk-dev/2021-August/005894.html
[2] https://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/jdk-dev/2021-August/005906.html

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


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