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Azul Platform Prime Feature Previews

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Looking for Zing? The Azul Zing Virtual Machine is now Azul Zulu Prime Builds of OpenJDK and part of Azul Platform Prime. Learn more.

Azul provides access to feature previews of Azul Platform Prime in order to collect early feedback and enable testing of various applications in development environments. The Azul Platform Prime preview package is updated when a new and noteworthy feature is merged into our development line, like the support of a new Java version. Azul undertakes reasonable effort to ensure acceptable quality of the bits. Azul Platform Prime preview builds are not supported and must not be used in production.

By downloading Feature Preview builds you agree to the Azul Platform Prime Evaluation Agreement.

What’s New?

Feature Zing JDK 8 Zing JDK 11 Zing JDK 13 Zing JDK 15

2.5 TB Java Heap Support

JEP 318: Epsilon: A No-Op Garbage Collector (Experimental)

JEP 353: Reimplement the Legacy Socket API

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JEP 354: Switch Expressions

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2nd Preview

JEP 355: Text Blocks

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Preview

JEP 358: Helpful NullPointerExceptions

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JEP 359: Records

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2nd Preview

JEP 305: Pattern Matching for instanceof

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2nd Preview

JEP 371: Hidden Classes

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JEP 360: Sealed Classes

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JEP 352: Non-Volatile Mapped Byte Buffers

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Installation

Follow the Quick Start Guide for your operating system to pull from the Azul repositories. When running the command to install Azul Platform Prime, use zing<jdk-version>-fp. For example, to install the JDK 11 feature preview, run the following:

 sudo apt-get install zing-jdk11.0.0-fp 

Use the following strings to specify the JDK version:

JDK Version String

JDK 8

zing-jdk1.8.0

JDK 11

zing-jdk11.0.0

JDK 13

zing-jdk13.0.0

JDK 15

zing-jdk15.0.0