Amazon announces Corretto, a *free*, production-ready distribution of OpenJDK with LTS
Amazon just announced the release of Corretto, a free distribution of OpenJDK that offers LTS. Let’s take a closer look at the announcement.
Corretto is multiplatform and production ready, and as already mentioned, it comes with long-term support that will include performance enhancements and security fixes, not to mention that it has big plans that include becoming the default OpenJDK on Amazon Linux 2 in 2019!
— James Gosling (@errcraft) November 14, 2018
Some of the features/benefits of using Corretto include:
- You can upgrade versions only when you need to
- Certified to meet the Java SE standard and can be used as a drop-in replacement for many Java SE distributions
- Allows you to run the same environment in the cloud, on premises, and on your local machine
- There are no additional paid features or restrictions
As mentioned above, Amazon Corretto is production ready and the preview currently supports Amazon Linux, Windows, macOS, and Docker, with additional support planned for general availability.
If you are eager to give it a go, all you need to do is download the package on the platform of your choice and confirm the Java version:
% java -version openjdk version "1.8.0_192" OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_192-amazon-corretto-preview-b12) OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.192-b12, mixed mode)