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JDK 9 EA Build 159 and JDK 8u152 is available on java.net

Rory O'Donnell Oracle, Dublin Ireland

Hi Stefan,

*JDK 8u152 **Early Access b01 <https://jdk8.java.net/download.html> *is
available on java.net

*JDK 9 Early Access* b159 <https://jdk9.java.net/download/>  is
available on java.net, 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 -Djdk.security.filePermCompat=true will take you back to the
jdk-9+140 behavior.
Setting -Djdk.io.permissionsUseCanonicalPath=true will take you back to
the jdk8 behavior.
Feedback is welcome on [hidden email]

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*]


[1] http://docs.oracle.com/javase/9/javase-docs.htm
[3] https://www.java.com/en/jre-jdk-cryptoroadmap.html
[4] https://fosdem.org/2017/schedule/event/outreach/

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