JDK 16 EA build 18 is now available

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JDK 16 EA build 18 is now available

Rory O'Donnell

Hi All,

OpenJDK 16 Early Access build 18 is now available at http://jdk.java.net/16

  • Changes in recent builds that maybe of interest:
    • Build 17
      • JDK-8247281: Object monitors no longer keep strong references to their associated object
      • JDK-8202473: A type variable with multiple bounds does not correctly place type annotation
        • Reported by ByteBuddy
      • JDK-8234808: jdb quoted option parsing broken
        • Reported by Apache Tomcat
    • Build 16
      • JDK-8172366: SUN, SunRsaSign, and SunEC Providers Supports SHA-3 Based Signature Algorithms
      • JDK-8244706: GZIPOutputStream now sets the GZIP OS Header Field to the correct default value
  • Quality Report for September 2020 was published here [1].  Thanks to everyone who contributed by creating features or enhancements, logging  bugs, or downloading and testing the early-access builds.


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