Release Announcement: General Availability of Java 14 / JDK 14

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Release Announcement: General Availability of Java 14 / JDK 14

Rory O'Donnell Oracle, Dublin Ireland
   Hi Robert ,


**Release Announcement: General Availability of Java 14 / JDK 14 [1] * *

  * JDK 14, the reference implementation of Java 14, is now Generally
    Available.
  * GPL-licensed OpenJDK builds from Oracle are available here:
    https://jdk.java.net/14
  * JDK 14 Release notes
    <https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/14-relnote-issues-5809570.html>



JDK 14  includes sixteen features [2]:

   305: Pattern Matching for instanceof (Preview)
   343: Packaging Tool (Incubator)
   345: NUMA-Aware Memory Allocation for G1
   349: JFR Event Streaming
   352: Non-Volatile Mapped Byte Buffers
   358: Helpful NullPointerExceptions
   359: Records (Preview)
   361: Switch Expressions (Standard)
   362: Deprecate the Solaris and SPARC Ports
   363: Remove the Concurrent Mark Sweep (CMS) Garbage Collector
   364: ZGC on macOS
   365: ZGC on Windows
   366: Deprecate the ParallelScavenge + SerialOld GC Combination
   367: Remove the Pack200 Tools and API
   368: Text Blocks (Second Preview)
   370: Foreign-Memory Access API (Incubator)

Thanks to everyone who contributed to JDK 14, whether by creating
features or enhancements, logging  bugs, or downloading and testing the
early-access builds.

OpenJDK 15 EA build 14 is now available at http://jdk.java.net/15 *
*

  * 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>.
  * Significant changes since the last availability email:
      o Build 13 - JDK-8238555
        <https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8238555>: Allow
        Initialization of SunPKCS11 with NSS when there are external
        FIPS modules in the NSSDB
      o Build 10 - JDK-8237776
        <https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8237776>: Shenandoah:
        Wrong result with Lucene test
          + Reported by Apache Lucene.
      o Build 9 - JDK-8222793
        <https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8222793>: Javadoc tool
        ignores "-locale" param and uses default locale for all messages
        and texts
          + Reported by Apache Lucene.

Project Metropolis Early-Access Builds - Build 14-metropolis+1-17
<http://jdk.java.net/metropolis/> (2020/3/5)

  * These builds are intended for developers looking to test and provide
    feedback on using /Graal,/ in form of native library
    /(libjvmcicompiler.so)/, instead of C2 as HotSpot high optimizing
    JIT compiler.
  * These early-access builds are provided under the GNU General Public
    License, version 2, with the Classpath Exception
    <http://openjdk.java.net/legal/gplv2+ce.html>.
  * Please send feedback via e-mail to [hidden email]
    <mailto:[hidden email]>. To send e-mail to this
    address you must first subscribe to the mailing list
    <https://mail.openjdk.java.net/mailman/listinfo/metropolis-dev>.


Regards,
Rory

[1] https://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/jdk-dev/2020-March/004089.html
[2] https://openjdk.java.net/projects/jdk/14

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