JDK 12: Early Access Builds, Switch Expressions, and Proposed Release Date

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There has been significant news related to JDK 12 recently released.

JDK 12 Early Access Build 14

JDK 12 Early Access Build 14 (2018/10/4) was released today. The release notes indicate that the fix for JDK-8210692 ["The 'com.sun.awt.SecurityWarning' class can be dropped"] is a significant part of this build. The class com.sun.awt.SecurityWarning deprecated for removal with JDK 11 and has now been removed altogether. Other links of interest related to OpenJDK 12 Early Access Build 12 include "Changes in this build" and "issues addressed in this build." This build also includes, of course, the preview features switch expressions (JEP 325) and raw string literals (JEP 326) that I have blogged about previously.

JEP 340 Targeted for JDK 12

Mark Reinhold announced in the post "JEP proposed to target JDK 12: 340: One AArch64 Port, Not Two" that JEP 340 ["One AArch64 Port, Not Two"] is now targeted for JDK 12.

JEP 341 Targeted for JDK 12

Reinhold also announced in "JEP proposed to target JDK 12: 341: Default CDS Archives" that JEP 341 ["Default CDS Archives"] is also targeted for JDK 12.

JDK 12 Proposed Schedule Approved

In a third consecutive message on the OpenJDK jdk-dev mailing list, Reinhold announced in the message a "proposed schedule for JDK 12" that the proposed schedule for JDK 12 has been approved. General Availability of JDK 12 is currently planned for March 19, 2019. As of this writing, there are now four JEPs targeted for JDK: JEP 325, JEP 326, JEP 340, and JEP 341.

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