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Amazon Corretto 8

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Amazon Corretto 8

Want to learn more about the Amazon distribution of the OpenJDK?

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Amazon Corretto is a production-ready distribution of OpenJDK with long-term support including performance and security updates provided by Amazon.

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Amazon Corretto 8, our no-cost, multiplatform, production-ready distribution of OpenJDK, is now Generally Available. Read all about what's new, including support for additional platforms, at: https://amzn.to/2WuYbgY Download #corretto from https://amzn.to/2Wz2pEd

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Amazon provides installation packages and instructions for Linux, Windows, and macOS, as well as a Docker. The latest installation package is based on OpenJDK version 1.8.0_202:

$ java -version
openjdk version "1.8.0_202"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment Corretto-8.202.08.2 (build 1.8.0_202-b08)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM Corretto-8.202.08.2 (build 25.202-b08, mixed mode)
$


If you don’t want to or aren't able to install Corretto on your workstation, it is pretty straightforward to try it out using Docker:

$ docker build -t amazon-corretto-8 github.com/corretto/corretto-8-docker
Sending build context to Docker daemon  92.67kB
Step 1/2 : FROM amazonlinux:2
 ---> 2467e0b1e917
Step 2/2 : RUN yum -y update  && amazon-linux-extras enable corretto8  && yum -y install java-1.8.0-amazon-corretto-devel  && yum clean all
 ---> Using cache
 ---> b18979bd4a12
Successfully built b18979bd4a12
Successfully tagged amazon-corretto-8:latest
$

$docker run -it amazon-corretto-8

bash-4.2# 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)
bash-4.2#


Amazon Corretto is licensed under the same license as OpenJDK (GPLv2 with CPE) and there are no costs associated with using it. Amazon will provide quarterly security updates to Corretto 8 at least until June 2023.

But Java 8 Is Sooo Old!

Relax, Amazon plans to make Corretto 11 available during the first half of 2019. Corretto 11 will be based on OpenJDK 11.

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