What does LTS mean for OpenJDK?

Andrew Haley aph at redhat.com
Sun Aug 19 20:02:40 UTC 2018

On 08/19/2018 08:03 PM, Stephen Colebourne wrote:

> However, this is only during the first 6 months of Java 11. After that
> developers wanting the $free 11 binaries have to go to some other
> site. This inconsistency (changing where to find the download) does
> not seem great to me Would an OpenJDK equivalent of
> http://jdk.java.net clearly attached to and linked from OpenJDK itself
> be a suitable solution to the problem?

Probably, yes. We'll work something out. I certainly welcome that the
official OpenJDK binaries won't necessarily come only from Oracle, but
from some place (or probably places) agreed by the whole community. In
the long run it's better that people think of Java as not something
given by "them" but created by us as a shared endeavor. Java is a huge
deal, and by working together we safeguard its future for as long as
people need it.

Andrew Haley
Java Platform Lead Engineer
Red Hat UK Ltd. <https://www.redhat.com>
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