JDK 15 is now in the Initial Release Candidate Phase

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JDK 15 is now in the Initial Release Candidate Phase

Rory O'Donnell Oracle, Dublin Ireland

Hi Robert ,

*Per the JDK 15 schedule  , we are now in the Initial Release Candidate
Phase
*

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

  * Schedule for JDK 15
      o *2020/08/06 Initial Release Candidate*
      o 2020/08/20 Final Release Candidate
      o 2020/09/15 General Availability

**

  * The overall feature set is frozen.
      o Per the JDK Release Process [1] we now turn our focus to P1 bugs.
  * 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 35 *is now available at http://jdk.java.net/15

  * Release notes
      o http://jdk.java.net/15/release-notes
  * Recent fixes that might be of interest
      o Build 34
          + JDK-8246094: [macos] Sound Recording and playback is not working

*JDK 16 Early Access build 9 ***is now available at http://jdk.java.net/16

  * JEP Candidate
      o JEP 388: Windows/AArch64 Port <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/388>
  * 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>
      o JEP 347: Enable C++14 Language Features
        <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/347>

**

  * Recent fixes that might be of interest
      o

        Build 9

          + JDK-8243320: Add SSL root certificates to Oracle Root CA program
          + JDK-8243321: Add Entrust root CA - G4 to Oracle Root CA program
      o Build 8
          + JDK-8246094: [macos] Sound Recording and playback is not working
          + JDK-8248655: Support supplementary characters in String case
            insensitive operations
      o Build 7
          + JDK-8246032: Implementation of JEP 347: Enable C++14
            Language Features


*__*
Rgds,Rory


[1] http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/3

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