Stay up to date with JDK 14 news

Java 14: All the new features of JDK 14 as it hits GA

Java 14 is finally here. Java 12 and Java 13 each came with a manageable number of new features, and thanks to the new release cadence that hasn’t changed for Java 14. We’ve kept track of JDK 14 from the very start, so we’re very excited that the big day is finally here!

All aboard the GitHub train

OpenJFX to follow Java and migrate to GitHub

OpenJFX is currently hosted on Mercurial, but with Project Skara in the pipeline and JavaFX already partially on GitHub, Kevin Rushforth thinks it’s time to talk about moving OpenJFX there as well. It couldn’t have come at a better time because Bitbucket announced this week that they are shutting down Mercurial for good next summer.

Help weave the Loom

OpenJDK update: Early access Loom builds available

Welcome to the newest milestone for Project Loom. Early access for Loom builds are now available, according to the OpenJDK mailing list. Find out what feedback will be helpful to bring this project closer to stability. Project Loom is intended to help with scalability, performance, and delivering Java VM features and APIs.

Time for a new thread

First look at JDK 13: Rampdown Phase Two, no new JEPs targeted

The development of JDK 13 proceeds smoothly. As per the JDK schedule, JDK 13 has officially entered its next phase of the development process: Welcome to Rampdown Phase Two. With this, the overall feature set is now frozen and no further JEPs will be targeted for this release. Catch a refresh on what JEPs are targeted for JDK 13.

Project Skara was just the beginning

Java goes Git: Proposal to migrate OpenJDK

Project Skara’s goal in July last year was to look into the viable SCM alternatives to Mercurial. It looks like Git is to be OpenJDK’s new home, at least following JEP 357’s proposal. Let’s take a closer at look at what’s going on.

Taking the next step

Project Skara: Tooling is now open source and available on GitHub

Last year, the JDK team made a call for discussion in order to investigate a number of options for JDK source code management. Is it time to retire Mercurial in favor of Git? We asked our readers and the answer was a definite “yes!”. Today, we revisit the discussion as the JDK team takes the next step and makes the tooling for Project Skara available on GitHub.

Feature set is now frozen

JDK 13 enters Rampdown Phase One

JDK 13 is now in Rampdown Phase One. The feature set is frozen and the stabilization repository is open for select bug fixes and late enhancements. Let’s take a look.