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From "Rory O'Donnell" <rory.odonn...@oracle.com>
Subject Release Announcement: General Availability of Java 12 / JDK 12
Date Wed, 20 Mar 2019 09:07:00 GMT
Hi Robert ,

*1) Release Announcement: General Availability of Java 12 / JDK 12 [1] *

  * JDK 12, the reference implementation of Java 12, is now Generally
    Available.
  * GPL-licensed OpenJDK builds from Oracle are available here:
    https://jdk.java.net/12

This release includes the following  eight features:

  * JEP 189: Shenandoah: A Low-Pause-Time Garbage Collector (Experimental)
  * JEP 230: Microbenchmark Suite
  * JEP 334: JVM Constants API
  * JEP 340: One AArch64 Port, Not Two
  * JEP 341: Default CDS Archives
  * JEP 344: Abortable Mixed Collections for G1
  * JEP 346: Promptly Return Unused Committed Memory from G1
  * JEP 325: Switch Expressions (Preview)
    <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/325>

Thanks to everyone who contributed JDK 12, whether by creating features 
or enhancements, logging  bugs, or downloading and testing the 
early-access builds.

*2) JDK 13 EA build 12, under both the GPL and Oracle EA licenses, is 
now available at **http://jdk.java.net/13**.*

  * Proposed - Schedule for JDK 13 [2]
      o 2019/06/13 Rampdown Phase One
      o 2019/07/18 Rampdown Phase Two
      o 2019/08/08 Initial Release Candidate
      o 2019/08/22 Final Release Candidate
      o 2019/09/17 General Availability
  * Recent Bug fixes of Interest
      o Build 9:
          + 8214719: Deprecate -Xverify:none option
          + 8216360: Deprecate -XX:CompilationPolicyChoice
      o Build 10:
          + 8218995: Deprecate the -XX:FailOverToOldVerifier option
      o Build 12 : 8160247: Mark deprecated javax.security.cert APIs
        with forRemoval=true
          + 8220050: Deprecate -XX:-ThreadLocalHandshakes
          + Apache Lucene Reported - 8219448: split-if update_uses
            accesses stale idom data
  * Changes in this build [3]

Rgds,Rory

[1] https://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/jdk-dev/2019-March/002718.html
[2] https://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/jdk-dev/2019-March/002716.html
[3] Changes 
<http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk/jdk/log?rev=reverse%28%22jdk-13%2B11%22%3A%3A%22jdk-13%2B12%22-%22jdk-13%2B11%22%29&revcount=1000>

in this build


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


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