JDK 12 Early Access build 15 is available

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JDK 12 Early Access build 15 is available

Rory O'Donnell Oracle, Dublin Ireland
Hi Stefan,

*JDK 12 Early Access build 15 is available at : - jdk.java.net/12/*

  * *b15 includes a fix for the bug
      o *JDK-8211765
        constructor throws undocumented java.nio.file.InvalidPathException

  * JDK 12 Schedule is confirmed.
      o 2018/12/13 Rampdown Phase One <http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/3#rdp-1>
      o 2019/01/17 Rampdown Phase Two <http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/3#rdp-2>
      o 2019/02/07 Release-Candidate Phase
      o 2019/03/19 General Availability
  * Release Notes for JDK 12 [1]
  * JEPs targeted to JDK 12, so far
      o 325: Switch Expressions (Preview [2]) - Integrated
      o 326: Raw String Literals (Preview [2]) - Integrated
      o 340: One AArch64 Port, Not Two
        <http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/340> - Targeted
      o 341: Default CDS Archives <http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/341>-
  * Important fixes since last email
      o (b15)  Implementation of JEP 341: Default CDS Archives
      o (b14) LDAPS Communication Failure (JDK-8211107
      o (b14) Support dns_canonicalize_hostname in krb5.conf
        (JDK-8210821 <https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8210821>)
      o (b14) Removal of com.sun.awt.SecurityWarning Class (JDK-8210692

*JDK 8u202 planning [3]*

  * 8u202 is proposed to be the last Oracle led release for this OpenJDK
  * A proposed timeline is as follows :
      o July 2018 8u-dev forest begins collecting 8u202 fixes
      o Mid October 2018 RampDown 2
      o Mid January 2019 GA

Rgds, Rory

[1] http://jdk.java.net/12/release-notes
[2] http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/12

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