Topic: openjdk

Eclipse Adoptium building Temurin to support releases of OpenJDK builds

The Eclipse Foundation this week announced that when AdoptOpenJDK transitions to the foundation under its new name: Eclipse Adoptium, it will focus on building a new infrastructure called Eclipse Temurin for building and releasing JDK releases.  AdoptOpenJDK is a project that allows Java developers to download OpenJDK binaries. “Our goal is to meet the needs … continue reading

Microsoft’s OpenJDK build now available as a preview

Microsoft has announced a preview of its build of OpenJDK, which is the open-source distribution for Java. Microsoft’s OpenJDK build includes binaries for Java 11, and the company has also released an early access binary for Java 16 for Windows on ARM.  “Java is one of the most important programming languages used today — developers … continue reading

BellSoft teams up with VMware to improve OpenJDK

OpenJDK usage has ramped up significantly in the past few years, and even more so in the past year after Oracle’s decision in 2019 to change their licensing model for Java so that only paid subscribers would get updates for Java SE. A Snyk survey from 2020 revealed that only 34% of Java users utilized … continue reading

Pivotal Spring Runtime released to support Java environments

Cloud-native platform provider Pivotal has announced the release of Pivotal Spring Runtime, a support package designed for Java environments like OpenJDK, Spring, and Apache Tomcat.  According to the company, the release is meant to address recent changes in the Oracle Java SE distribution, which have spiked uncertainty over the rights to use Oracle JDK vs … continue reading

Red Hat adds long-term support for OpenJDK on Windows

Red Hat has announced long-term commercial support for OpenJDK on Windows. This addition to its existing support will enable organizations to “standardize the development and deployment of Java applications throughout the enterprise with a flexible, powerful and open alternative to proprietary Java platforms,” the company explained. Red Hat has been involved with the OpenJDK community … continue reading

JavaFX 11 now generally available

To coincide with this month’s release of Java 11, Oracle has released JavaFX 11. JavaFX is a platform that developers can use to create and deploy desktop applications. In addition, Java launched a new OpenJFX community site. OpenJFX is open source and is a result of collaboration among many individuals and companies whose goal is … continue reading

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Oracle proposes changes to Java release cycle

Oracle is proposing to move to an every-six-months release cycle for Java SE and the JDK, beginning with the release of Java 9, the company announced today. Java is currently on a less agile, feature-driven release model. The plan would be to have a time-based major release every six months, starting in March 2018, according … continue reading

Polymer 2.0 update, Apple’s App Transport Security support, and Node.js 7.3.0—SD Times news digest: Dec. 22, 2016

The Polymer team took the end of the year to update users on its progress toward 2.0. According to the team. Polymer 2.0 is almost ready to be released, and it will feature a simpler way to build high-quality and performant web apps with high-quality and performant web components. Polymer provides a library that extends … continue reading

Java EE awaits its future

When Oracle purchased Sun Microsystems in 2010, the immediate worry in the marketplace was that the company would become a bad actor around Java. Six years later, it would seem that these fears have come true—at least in part. The biggest new platform for Java, Android, remains embroiled in ugly litigation between Google and Oracle. … continue reading

SD Times Blog: What sets Red Hat apart from the Valley

It’s difficult to find conferences these days that don’t take a Steve Jobs approach to the keynote, or a Marc Benioff approach to amenities and concerts. This week’s Red Hat Summit, however, cut its own path through Valley conference norms. While this was the company’s largest Summit yet held, it was also a new approach … continue reading

HTC launches VR Venture Capital Alliance, Nokia launches mobile network analytics solution, and Red Hat announces OpenJDK 8 for Windows—SD Times news digest: June 30, 2016

HTC announced the VR Venture Capital Alliance (VRVCA), a US$10 billion initiative that will put investments into long-term growth in the virtual reality industry. The VRVCA is made up of 30 virtual reality investors from all over the world. They believe that virtual reality is a “transformative technology that will revolutionize entire industries, one that … continue reading

Local-Variable Type Inference submitted as proposal to OpenJDK

For years, Java has claimed type safety, but left variables out of the inheritance party. A new JDK Enhancement Proposal from Alex Buckley and Mark Reinhold aims to fix this problem in the language itself. There is, however, no timeframe for this addition to the Java language yet. JEP 286 is officially titled Local-Variable Type … continue reading

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