OpenJDK 17 Early Access build 16 is now available

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OpenJDK 17 Early Access build 16 is now available

Rory O'Donnell

Hi All,

OpenJDK 17 Early Access build 16 is now available at

  • Schedule (proposed)
    • 2021/06/10         Rampdown Phase One
    • 2021/07/15         Rampdown Phase Two
    • 2021/08/05         Initial Release Candidate
    • 2021/08/19         Final Release Candidate
    • 2021/09/14         General Availability 
  • Release Notes are available at
  • Changes in recent builds that maybe of interest:
    • Build 16
      • JDK-8263898: (fs) Files.newOutputStream on the "NUL" special device throws FileSystemException: "nul: Incorrect function" (win)
        • Reported by Apache Ant
    • Build 15
      • JDK-8263575: Conflict between JDK rpms and OL8 Modularity prevents dnf install/updates
    • Build 14
      • JDK-8262277: URLClassLoader.getResource throws undocumented IllegalArgumentException
      • JDK-8262351: Extra '0' in java.util.Formatter for '%012a' conversion with a sign character

Project Loom Early-Access Build: Build 17-loom+5-191 (2021/3/19)

Quality Report for March 2021 was published here [1].

  • Thanks to everyone who contributed by creating features or enhancements, logging  bugs, or downloading and testing the early-access builds. 
Worth reading - The Arrival of Java 16!



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