JDK 12: First Release Candidate available

Muneer Kolarkunnu abdul.kolarkunnu at oracle.com
Mon Feb 18 11:19:05 UTC 2019

Hi All, 

OpenJDK builds  - JDK 12 Early Access build 32 is now available at : - jdk.java.net/12/
JDK 12:  First Release Candidate [1] 

Per the JDK 12 schedule [2], we are now in Release Candidate Phase.
The stabilization repository, jdk/jdk12, is open for P1 bug fixes per the JDK Release Process (JEP 3) [3]. 
All changes require approval via the Fix-Request Process [4].
Release note additions since last email 

Build 31 - can_pop_frame and can_force_early_return capabilities are disabled if JVMCI compiler is used (HYPERLINK "https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8218025"JDK-8218025) The JVMTI can_pop_frame and can_force_early_return capabilities are disabled if a JVMCI compiler (like Graal) is used. As a result the corresponding functionality (PopFrame and ForceEarlyReturnXXX functions) is not available to JVMTI agents. This issue is being fixed via HYPERLINK "https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8218885"JDK-8218885 [https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/HYPERLINK "https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8218885"JDK-8218885]. 
Build 28: HYPERLINK "https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8212233"JDK-8212233  : javadoc fails on jdk12 with "The code being documented uses modules but the packages defined in $URL are in the unnamed module."

HYPERLINK "http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk/jdk12/log?rev=reverse%28%22jdk-12%2B31%22%3A%3A%22jdk-12%2B32%22-%22jdk-12%2B31%22%29"Changes in this build.

OpenJDK builds  - JDK 13 Early Access build 8 is now available at : - jdk.java.net/13/

These early-access, open-source builds are provided under the 

HYPERLINK "http://openjdk.java.net/legal/gplv2+ce.html"GNU General Public License, version 2, with the Classpath Exception.

Release Notes updates

Build 8

GraphicsEnvironment.getCenterPoint()/getMaximumWindowBounds() are unified across the platforms (HYPERLINK "https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8214918"JDK-8214918)
The experimental FIPS 140 compliant mode has been removed from the SunJSSE provider. (HYPERLINK "https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8217835"JDK-8217835)

Build 7

Change DOM parser to not resolve EntityReference and add Text node with DocumentBuilderFactory.setExpandEntityReferences(false) (HYPERLINK "https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8206132"JDK-8206132)

Build 6

Base64.Encoder and Base64.Decoder methods can throw OutOfMemoryError (HYPERLINK "https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8210583"JDK-8210583)

HYPERLINK "http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk/jdk/log?rev=reverse%28%22jdk-13%2B7%22%3A%3A%22jdk-13%2B8%22-%22jdk-13%2B7%22%29"Changes in this build
FOSS Bugs fixed in recent builds

Build 6 : HYPERLINK "https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8216970"JDK-8216970 : condy causes JVM crash

Build 7: HYPERLINK "https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8215577"JDK-8215577 : Remove javadoc support for HTML 4 


[1] https://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/jdk-dev/2019-February/002623.html
[2] http://openjdk.java.net/projects/jdk/12/#Schedule
[3] http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/3
[4] http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/3#Fix-Request-Process

Abdul Muneer
Quality Outreach
Oracle, Bangalore, India
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