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From "Rory O'Donnell" <>
Subject JDK 9 EA Build 159 and JDK 8u152 is available on
Date Fri, 03 Mar 2017 12:02:55 GMT

Hi Philippe,

*JDK 8u152 **Early Access b01 <> *is 
available on

*JDK 9 Early Access* b159 <>  is 
available on, summary of  changes are listed here 

There have been a number of fixes to bugs reported by Open Source 
projects since the last availability email  :

  * b159 - JDK-8175261 : Per-protocol cache setting not working for JAR
  * b158 - JDK-8173028 : Incorrect processing of supplementary-plane
    characters in text fields
  * b158 - JDK-8172967 : [macosx] Exception while working with layout
    for text containing unmappable character
  * b158 - JDK-8173804 : javadoc throws UnsupportedOperationException:
    should not happen
  * b157 - JDK-8174073 : NPE caused by @link reference to class
  * b156 - JDK-8172726 : ForkJoin common pool retains a reference to the
    thread context class loader

The following changeset is included in jdk-9+158:

If you have a user-defined Policy implementation that grants 
FilePermission on ${user.dir}/-, reading a file in the current directory 
using its base name will fail.  Still the same solution: Ensure that the 
path used in permission granting has the same style as the one how you 
access the file.

Setting will take you back to the 
jdk-9+140 behavior.
Setting will take you back to 
the jdk8 behavior.
Feedback is welcome on

Other areas of interest

  * JDK 9 Developer Guide [1]
  * JDK 9 Migration Guide [2]
  * JDK Cryptographic Roadmap [3]

Finaly, Dalibor and I gave a presentation at FOSDEM the video is 
available here [*4*]



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

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