JDK 9 EA Build 162 is available on java.net

Muneer Kolarkunnu abdul.kolarkunnu at oracle.com
Mon Mar 27 06:48:29 UTC 2017

Hi All, 

JDK 9 Early Access  HYPERLINK "https://jdk9.java.net/download/"b162  is available on java.net, summary of  changes are listed HYPERLINK "http://download.java.net/java/jdk9/changes/jdk-9+162.html"here .

There is one fix for a bug reported by Open Source projects since the last availability email  :

b161 - JDK 8176265 Method overload resolution on a covariant base type doesn't work in 9

Other change that maybe of interest: 

b162 - JDK 8176503 security-libs Disable SHA-1 TLS Server Certificates

Better tools for adjusting to strong encapsulation - please read Mark Reinhold's email on this topic [1]

Quality Outreach Report for March 2017 is available [2], many thanks for your continued support 
and welcome to the new projects!

Schedule - JDK 9 Rampdown Phase 2: Proposal accepted [3].  
The overall goal of this process is to ensure that we fix just the bugs that must be fixed in order to ensure a successful release.

Oracle's JRE and JDK Cryptographic Roadmap has been updated since last availability email [4]

[1] http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/jigsaw-dev/2017-March/011763.html
[2] https://wiki.openjdk.java.net/display/quality/Quality+Outreach+report+March+2017
[3] http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/jdk9-dev/2017-March/005689.html
[4] https://www.java.com/en/jre-jdk-cryptoroadmap.html

Abdul Muneer Kolarkunnu
Quality Engineer
Oracle, Bangalore, India
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