Release Announcement: General Availability of Java 13 / JDK 13

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Release Announcement: General Availability of Java 13 / JDK 13

Rory O'Donnell Oracle, Dublin Ireland
  Hi Robert ,

*Release Announcement: General Availability of Java 13 / JDK 13 [1] *

  * JDK 13, the reference implementation of Java 13, is now Generally
    Available.
  * GPL-licensed OpenJDK builds from Oracle are available here:
    https://jdk.java.net/13
  * Release notes - https://jdk.java.net/13/release-notes

This release includes the following five features:

  * 350: Dynamic CDS Archives
  * 351: ZGC: Uncommit Unused Memory
  * 353: Reimplement the Legacy Socket API
  * 354: Switch Expressions (Preview)
  * 355: Text Blocks (Preview)

Along with many smaller enhancements and bug fixes.

Thanks to everyone who contributed JDK 13, whether by creating features
or enhancements, logging  bugs, or downloading and testing the
early-access builds.

*JDK 14 EA build 14, under both the GPL and Oracle EA licenses, is now
available at **http://jdk.java.net/14**.*

  * JEPs targeted to JDK 14, so far
      o 352 - Non-Volatile Mapped Byte Buffers
        <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/352>
  * Release Notes
      o https://jdk.java.net/14/release-notes
  * Recent Bug fixes of Interest
      o Build 14:
          + 8229785: MethodType::fromMethodDescriptorString requires
            "getClassLoader" permission
          + 8212117: Classes are now loaded and linked by Class.forName()
          + 8228854: Default ErrorListener No Longer Reports Warnings
            and Errors to the Console
  * Changes in this build
    <https://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk/jdk/log?rev=reverse%28%22jdk-14%2B13%22%3A%3A%22jdk-14%2B14%22-%22jdk-14%2B13%22%29&revcount=1000>
    [14]

*Quality Report for September 2019 is available*

  * https://wiki.openjdk.java.net/display/quality/Quality+Outreach+report+September+2019

Rgds,Rory

[1]
https://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/jdk-dev/2019-September/003335.html

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