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Release Announcement: General Availability of JDK 11

Rory O'Donnell Oracle, Dublin Ireland
Hi Stefan,

*1) Release Announcement: General Availability of JDK 11 *

  * JDK 11, the reference implementation of Java 11 and the first
    long-term support release produced under the six-month rapid-cadence
    release model [1][2], is now Generally Available.
  * GPL-licensed OpenJDK builds from Oracle are available here:
    https://jdk.java.net/11

This release includes seventeen features:

  * 181: Nest-Based Access Control <http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/181>
  * 309: Dynamic Class-File Constants <http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/309>
  * 315: Improve Aarch64 Intrinsics <http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/315>
  * 318: Epsilon: A No-Op Garbage Collector
    <http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/318>
  * 320: Remove the Java EE and CORBA Modules
    <http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/320>
  * 321: HTTP Client (Standard) <http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/321>
  * 323: Local-Variable Syntax for Lambda Parameters
    <http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/323>
  * 324: Key Agreement with Curve25519 and Curve448
    <http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/324>
  * 327: Unicode 10 <http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/327>
  * 328: Flight Recorder <http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/328>
  * 329: ChaCha20 and Poly1305 Cryptographic Algorithms
    <http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/329>
  * 330: Launch Single-File Source-Code Programs
    <http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/330>
  * 331: Low-Overhead Heap Profiling <http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/331>
  * 332: Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.3
    <http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/332>
  * 333: ZGC: A Scalable Low-Latency Garbage Collector (Experimental)
    <http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/333>
  * 335: Deprecate the Nashorn JavaScript Engine
    <http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/335>
  * 336: Deprecate the Pack200 Tools and API
    <http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/336>


2) Quality Outreach Report for September 2018 is available*
*

  * Quality Outreach report September 2018

*Thanks to everyone who contributed to JDK 11 by downloading and testing
the early-access builds.
In particular the following developers who logged **18 issues in the JDK
Bug System.*

  * Netty
  * Eclipse Jetty
  * Apache Lucene
  * JUnit5
  * Apache Tomcat
  * Apache Ant
  * Apache POI
  * AssertJ
  * Eclipse Collections
  * Byte Buddy
  * RxJava

3) JDK 12 EA build 12, under both the GPL and Oracle EA licenses, are
now available at http://jdk.java.net/11 .

  * Schedule , Status & Features
      o http://openjdk.java.net/projects/jdk/12/
  * Release Notes:
      o http://jdk.java.net/12/release-notes

**

Rgds,Rory

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