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Java 9

Release Date 2017/09/21
EOL Date 2018/03/20
Bytecode Version 53.0
API Changes Compare to 8 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 1.4 - 1.3 - 1.2 - 1.1
Documentation Release Notes, Language Spec, VM Spec, JavaDoc
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In quite a opinionated move Java got its own module system. While the original idea was to modularize the enormous JDK API itself the Java Platform Module System (JMPS) is now considered as the standard way to bundle any library.

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AdoptOpenJDK AdoptOpenJDK GPLv2+CE
  • aix-ppc64
  • linux-x64
  • linux-s390x
  • linux-ppc64le
  • linux-aarch64
  • linux-arm32
  • macOS-x64
  • solaris-sparcv9
  • solaris-x64
  • windows-x86
  • windows-x64
Azul Systems Zulu Builds of OpenJDK GPLv2+CE
  • linux-x86
  • linux-x64
  • linux-ppc32spe
  • linux-ppc32hf
  • linux-ppc64
  • linux-aarch64
  • linux-arm32
  • macOS-x64
  • windows-x86
  • windows-x64
  • solaris-sparcv9
  • solaris-x86
  • solaris-x64
BellSoft Liberica GPLv2+CE
  • linux-x86
  • linux-x64
  • linux-arm32
  • linux-aarch64
  • linux-ppc64le
  • macOS-x64
  • windows-x86
  • windows-x64
  • solaris-sparcv9
  • solaris-x64
Oracle Java SE Development Kit 9 Commercial
  • linux-x86
  • linux-x64
  • linux-aarch64
  • linux-arm32
  • macOS-x64
  • solaris-sparcv9
  • solaris-x64
  • windows-x86
  • windows-x64
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