JDK 20: First Release Candidate

Mark Reinhold mark.reinhold at oracle.com
Mon Feb 27 23:41:37 UTC 2023

2023/2/24 9:37:55 -0800, volker.simonis at gmail.com:
> Just a quick question on the Vector API which has been incubated four times
> in JDK 16 to 19. There's no new incubating version in 20 although the
> Vector API module is still in the sources [1]. Does this mean that the
> Vector API has been abandoned (and if yes, why is it still in the sources)
> or do you plan a new incubating/preview/final version for JDK 21?

Thanks for pointing this out.

The Vector API is re-incubating in JDK 20, and there should be a JEP for
it.  Due to an honest misunderstanding, however, the JEP’s owner, Paul
Sandoz, didn’t submit one.

To rectify this situation Paul has submitted a re-incubation JEP [1].
We’ll run it through the JEP process retroactively.

(As an Incubator Module, the Vector API is a JDK-specific feature that’s
 not part of the Java Platform Specification, so no action by the JCP is

- Mark

[1] https://openjdk.org/jeps/8303262

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