JDK 16 is in Rampdown Phase One

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JDK 16 is in Rampdown Phase One

Rory O'Donnell

Hi All,

Per the JDK 16 schedule , we are in Rampdown Phase One [1] .

Please advise if you find any issues while testing the latest Early Access builds.

  • Schedule for JDK 16
    • 2020/12/10 Rampdown Phase One
    • 2021/01/14  Rampdown Phase Two
    • 2021/02/04  Initial Release Candidate
    • 2021/02/18  Final Release Candidate
    • 2021/03/16  General Availability
  • Release Notes [2]

OpenJDK 16 Early Access build 28 is now available at http://jdk.java.net/16

  • These early-access , open-source builds are provided under the GNU General Public License, version 2, with the Classpath Exception.
  • Changes in recent builds that maybe of interest:
    • Build 28
      • JDK-8256299: JEP 396: Strongly Encapsulate JDK Internals by Default
      • JDK-8166596: TLS support for the EdDSA signature algorithm 
      • JDK-8256718: Old tracing flags are now obsolete and must be replaced with unified logging
    • Build 27
      • JDK-8159746: (proxy) Support for default methods
      • JDK-8254631: Better support ALPN byte wire values in SunJSSE

Project Loom Early-Access: Build 16-loom+9-316 (2020/11/30) - based on JDK-16+25

Rgds, Rory

[1] https://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/jdk-dev/2020-December/004991.html