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From Jaikiran Pai <jai.forums2...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: JDK 17 is now in the Release Candidate Phase
Date Sun, 08 Aug 2021 04:18:14 GMT
Hello Rory,

I ran our Ant testsuite on a Linux setup against both Java 17 and Java 
18 EA releases. No new issues noticed and things look fine.


-Jaikiran

On 07/08/21 8:23 pm, Rory O'Donnell wrote:
> 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
>

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