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From "Rory O'Donnell" <rory.odonn...@oracle.com>
Subject JDK 9 EA Build 162 is available on java.net
Date Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:20:52 GMT

Hi Paul,

*JDK 9 Early Access* b162 <https://jdk9.java.net/download/>  is 
available on java.net, summary of  changes are listed here 

There is one fix for a bug reported by Open Source projects since the 
last availability email  :

  * b161 - JDK 8176265 Method overload resolution on a covariant base
    type doesn't work in 9

Other change that maybe of interest:

  * b162 - JDK 8176503 security-libs Disable SHA-1 TLS Server Certificates

*Better tools for adjusting to strong encapsulation -* please read Mark 
Reinhold's email on this topic [1]
* *Quality Outreach Report for March 2017 *is available [2], many thanks 
for your continued support
and welcome to the new projects!

***Schedule - **JDK 9 Rampdown Phase 2*: Proposal accepted [3].
The overall goal of this process is to ensure that we fix just the bugs 
that must be fixed in order to ensure a successful release.

Oracle's JRE and JDK Cryptographic Roadmap has been updated since last 
availability email [4]


[1] http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/jigsaw-dev/2017-March/011763.html
[3] http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/jdk9-dev/2017-March/005689.html
[4] https://www.java.com/en/jre-jdk-cryptoroadmap.html

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

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