Amazon Corretto 8
Amazon Corretto 8
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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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