JDK 9

The goal of this Project is to produce an open-source reference implementation of the Java SE 9 Platform, to be defined by a forthcoming JSR in the Java Community Process.

The schedule and features of this release are proposed and tracked via the JEP Process, as amended by the JEP 2.0 proposal.

Schedule

2015/12/10 Feature Complete
2016/02/04 All Tests Run
2016/02/25 Rampdown Start
2016/04/21 Zero Bug Bounce
2016/06/16 Rampdown Phase 2
2016/07/21 Final Release Candidate
2016/09/22 General Availability

The milestone definitions are the same as those for JDK 8.

Features

JEPs targeted to JDK 9, so far

102: Process API Updates
110: HTTP 2 Client
143: Improve Contended Locking
158: Unified JVM Logging
165: Compiler Control
197: Segmented Code Cache
199: Smart Java Compilation, Phase Two
201: Modular Source Code
211: Elide Deprecation Warnings on Import Statements
212: Resolve Lint and Doclint Warnings
213: Milling Project Coin
214: Remove GC Combinations Deprecated in JDK 8
215: Tiered Attribution for javac
216: Process Import Statements Correctly
217: Annotations Pipeline 2.0
219: Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS)
220: Modular Run-Time Images
221: Simplified Doclet API
222: jshell: The Java Shell (Read-Eval-Print Loop)
223: New Version-String Scheme
224: HTML5 Javadoc
226: UTF-8 Property Files
227: Unicode 7.0
228: Add More Diagnostic Commands
229: Create PKCS12 Keystores by Default
230: Microbenchmark Suite
231: Remove Launch-Time JRE Version Selection
232: Improve Secure Application Performance
233: Generate Run-Time Compiler Tests Automatically
235: Test Class-File Attributes Generated by javac
236: Parser API for Nashorn
237: Linux/AArch64 Port
240: Remove the JVM TI hprof Agent
241: Remove the jhat Tool
243: Java-Level JVM Compiler Interface
245: Validate JVM Command-Line Flag Arguments
246: Leverage CPU Instructions for GHASH and RSA
247: Compile for Older Platform Versions
248: Make G1 the Default Garbage Collector
249: OCSP Stapling for TLS
250: Store Interned Strings in CDS Archives
252: Use CLDR Locale Data by Default
256: BeanInfo Annotations
257: Update JavaFX/Media to Newer Version of GStreamer
258: HarfBuzz Font-Layout Engine

JEPs proposed to target JDK 9

251: Multi-Resolution Images
253: Prepare JavaFX UI Controls & CSS APIs for Modularization
254: Compact Strings
255: Merge Selected Xerces 2.11.0 Updates into JAXP

These JEPs are offered to all JDK 9 Committers for their consideration. Feedback is more than welcome, as are reasoned objections, via the jdk9-dev mailing list. If no such objections are raised by 23:59 UTC on Monday, 29 June 2015, or if they're raised and then satisfactorily answered, then these JEPs will be targeted to JDK 9.

Last update: 2015/6/22 16:06 -0700