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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?

JDK 17 is the first LTS release since JDK 11 and provides a range of both new Java language features and class libraries. Probably the most significant language change is the introduction of records, which eliminates almost all the boiler-plate code previously required for simple data classes. Looking at the libraries, the Foreign Memory and Foreign Function APIs are a much simpler way of using libraries developed in different languages than the old JNI approach.

Installation

Only the JDK 17 version of this Feature Preview is available. Follow the Quick Start Guide for your operating system, but replace the main Stream Release repository URL listed in those guides with the Feature Preview repository URL as listed below:

  • RHEL

     
    sudo curl -o /etc/yum.repos.d/zing.repo https://repos.azul.com/zing-fp/rhel/zing.repo
  • Oracle Linux

     
    sudo curl -o /etc/yum.repos.d/zing.repo https://repos.azul.com/zing-fp/oracle/zing.repo
  • Amazon Linux

     
    sudo curl -o /etc/yum.repos.d/zing.repo https://repos.azul.com/zing-fp/amazonlinux/zing.repo
  • Ubuntu

     
    sudo apt-add-repository "deb [arch=amd64] https://repos.azul.com/zing-fp/ubuntu $(lsb_release -sc) main"
  • Debian

     
    sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/zing.list http://repos.azul.com/zing-fp/debian/zing.list
  • `SUSE

     
    sudo zypper addrepo https://repos.azul.com/zing-fp/sles/12 zing

Once the Feature Preview repository is registered, use the version zing-jdk17.0.0-fp to install. For example, to install the JDK 17 Feature Preview on Ubuntu, run the following command:

 
sudo apt-get install zing-jdk17.0.0-fp

You can also download a TAR distribution of the Feature Preview.