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JDK 9 EA Build 162 is available on java.net

Rory O'Donnell Oracle, Dublin Ireland
Hi Stefan,

*JDK 9 Early Access* b162 <https://jdk9.java.net/download/>  is
available on java.net, summary of  changes are listed here
<http://download.java.net/java/jdk9/changes/jdk-9+162.html>.

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]

Rgds,Rory

[1] http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/jigsaw-dev/2017-March/011763.html
[2]
https://wiki.openjdk.java.net/display/quality/Quality+Outreach+report+March+2017
[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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