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Zulu 13.27 General Availability Release

Released 2019 September

OpenJDK 13 General Availability

Zulu 13.27 General Availability (GA) includes JDK packages for Intel and AMD x64 and x86 platforms. This release includes the following JDK Enhancement Proposals (JEP):

  • JEP 350: Dynamic CDS Archives

    Extend application class-data sharing to allow the dynamic archiving of classes at the end of Java application execution. The archived classes will include all loaded application classes and library classes that are not present in the default, base-layer CDS archive.

  • JEP 351: Uncommit Unused Memory

    Enhance ZGC to return unused heap memory to the operating system.

  • JEP 353: Reimplement the Legacy Socket API

    Replace the underlying implementation used by the java.net.Socket and java.net.ServerSocket APIs with a simpler and more modern implementation that is easy to maintain and debug. The new implementation will be easy to adapt to work with user-mode threads, a.k.a. fibers, currently being explored in Project Loom.

  • JEP 354: Switch Expressions (Preview)

    Extend switch so it can be used as either a statement or an expression, and so that both forms can use either traditional case ... : labels (with fall through) or new case ... -> labels (with no fall through), with a further new statement for yielding a value from a switch expression. These changes will simplify everyday coding, and prepare the way for the use of pattern matching (JEP 305) in switch. This is a preview language feature in JDK 13.

  • JEP 355: Text Blocks (Preview)

    Add text blocks to the Java language. A text block is a multi-line string literal that avoids the need for most escape sequences, automatically formats the string in a predictable way, and gives the developer control over format when desired. This is a preview language feature in JDK 13.

See OpenJDK Bug Fixes for the list of bug fixes reflecting OpenJDK 13 changes implemented for Zulu 13.27.


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