Oracle Continues Long-Term Support for Amazon Linux

On October 30, Oracle announced that both OpenJDK 8 and OpenJDK 11 will continue their long-term support for Amazon Linux until June 30, 2023.

Since the announcement that Oracle will no longer provide long-term support for the OpenJDK beginning January 2019, this has sparked a lot of interest in the Java community over support for Amazon Web Services. Oracle and Amazon wanted to reassure devs that OpenJDK 8 and OpenJDK 11 LTS will continue for Amazon Linux until mid-2023.

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JDK 11: Release Candidate Update and OpenJDK JDK 11 LTS

JDK 11 is scheduled to be released for general availability on Tuesday, 25 September 2018. A 16 August 2018 Mark Reinhold message on the OpenJDK jdk-dev mailing list announced that "JDK 11 is now in the Release Candidate Phase." However, Reinhold provided updated details in a 17 August 2018 message on that same mailing list in which he stated, "We tagged the first Release Candidate build this morning ( jdk-11+27), but since there are some open P1 bugs (, it’s not actually a Release Candidate." Reinhold’s last message concluded with "stay tuned…"

The early access builds are available under "JDK 11 Early-Access Builds," but the most current version available at the time of writing this post (18 August 2018) is Build 26 (2018/8/9).

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