JDK 16 Early Access build 24 is now available

deepak.n.damodaran at oracle.com deepak.n.damodaran at oracle.com
Fri Nov 13 10:57:57 UTC 2020

OpenJDK 16 Early Access build 24**is now available at 

  * These early-access , open-source builds are provided under the
      o GNU General Public License, version 2, with the Classpath
        Exception <http://openjdk.java.net/legal/gplv2+ce.html>.

  * Schedule

             2020/12/10 Rampdown Phase One
             2021/01/14         Rampdown Phase Two
             2021/02/04         Initial Release Candidate
             2021/02/18         Final Release Candidate
             2021/03/16         General Availability

  * Features:
      o JEPs targeted to JDK 16, so far:
          + JEP 338: Vector API (Incubator)
          + JEP 347: Enable C++14 Language Features
          + JEP 357: Migrate from Mercurial to Git
          + JEP 369: Migrate to GitHub <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/369>
          + JEP 376: ZGC: Concurrent Thread-Stack Processing
          + JEP 380: Unix-Domain Socket Channels
          + JEP 386: Alpine Linux Port <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/386>
          + JEP 387: Elastic Metaspace <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/387>
          + JEP 388: Windows/AArch64 Port
          + JEP 392: Packaging Tool <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/392>
          + JEP 393: Foreign-Memory Access API (Third Incubator)
          + JEP 394: Pattern Matching for instanceof
          + JEP 395: Records <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/395>


  * Release Notes are available at http://jdk.java.net/16/release-notes

  * Changes in recent builds that maybe of interest:
      o Build 24
          + JDK-8231599: NPE when loading a preview classfile from a
            future Java version
              # *Reported by JUnit5*
          + JDK-8254661: arm32: additional cleanup after fixing SIGSEGV
              # *Reported by JaCoCo*
          + JDK-8255584: `HttpPrincipal::getName` returns incorrect name
          + JDK-8255226: (tz) Upgrade time-zone data to tzdata2020d
      o Build 23
          + JDK-8254876: (fs) NullPointerException not thrown when first
            argument to Path.of or Paths.get is null
          + JDK-8255576: (fs) Files.isHidden() throws
            ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException (unix)
              # *Reported by JUnit5*
          + JDK-8255616: Removal of experimental features AOT and Graal JIT
      o Build 22
          + JDK-8243583: Change 'final' error checks to throw ICCE
          + JDK-8254982: (tz) Upgrade time-zone data to tzdata2020c

Project Loom Early-Access Build: Build 16-loom+7-285 
<http://jdk.java.net/loom/> (2020/11/4)

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      o These builds are based on jdk-16+20
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