[logback-dev] Release Announcement: General Availability of JDK 10

Rory O'Donnell rory.odonnell at oracle.com
Wed Mar 21 12:10:38 CET 2018

Hi Ceki,

A number of items to share with you today :

*1) JDK 10 General Availability *

JDK 10, the first release produced under the six-month rapid-cadence 
release model [1][2], is now Generally Available.
We've identified no P1 bugs since we promoted build 46 almost two weeks 
ago, so that is the official GA release, ready for production use.
GPL'd binaries from Oracle are available here: http://jdk.java.net/10

This release includes twelve features:

  * 286: Local-Variable Type Inference <http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/286>
  * 296: Consolidate the JDK Forest into a Single Repository
  * 304: Garbage-Collector Interface <http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/304>
  * 307: Parallel Full GC for G1 <http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/307>
  * 310: Application Class-Data Sharing <http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/310>
  * 312: Thread-Local Handshakes <http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/312>
  * 313: Remove the Native-Header Generation Tool (javah)
  * 314: Additional Unicode Language-Tag Extensions
  * 316: Heap Allocation on Alternative Memory Devices
  * 317: Experimental Java-Based JIT Compiler
  * 319: Root Certificates <http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/319>
  * 322: Time-Based Release Versioning <http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/322>

*2) JDK 11 EA build 5, 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/11/
  * Release Notes:
      o http://jdk.java.net/11/release-notes
  * Summary of changes
      o https://download.java.net/java/early_access/jdk11/5/jdk-11+5.html

*3) The Z Garbage Collector Project, early access builds available : *

The first EA binary from from The Z Garbage Collector Project, also 
known as ZGC, is now available. ZGC is a scalable low latency garbage 
collector. For information on how to enable and use ZGC, please see the 
project wiki.

  * Project page: http://openjdk.java.net/projects/zgc/
  * Wiki: https://wiki.openjdk.java.net/display/zgc/Main

*4) Quality Outreach Report for **March 2018 **is available

  * https://wiki.openjdk.java.net/display/quality/Quality+Outreach+report+March+2018

*5) **Java Client Roadmap Update

  * We posted a blog [3] and related white paper [4] detailing our plans
    for the Java Client.


[1] https://mreinhold.org/blog/forward-faster
[3] Blog: 
[4] Whitepaper: 

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

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