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[jetty-dev] JDK 16 EA build 21 is available

Hi Simone,

OpenJDK 16 Early Access build 21 is now available at
  • Schedule (proposed)
            2020/12/10         Rampdown Phase One
            2021/01/14         Rampdown Phase Two
            2021/02/04         Initial Release Candidate
            2021/02/18         Final Release Candidate
            2021/03/16         General Availability 
  • Changes in recent builds that maybe of interest:
    • Build 21
      • JDK-8236862: Enhance support of Proxy class
      • JDK-8237990: Added Property to Control LDAP Authentication Mechanisms Allowed to Authenticate Over Clear Connections
      • JDK-8242068: Signed JAR support for RSASSA-PSS and EdDSA
      • JDK-8245417: Improve certificate chain handling
      • JDK-8253952: Refine ZipOutputStream.putNextEntry() to recalculate ZipEntry's compressed size
    • Build 20
      • JDK-8232092: (fs) Files::isWritable returns false on a writeable root directory (win)
        • Reported by JUnit5
      • JDK-8248262: Wrong link target in ModuleDescriptor#isAutomatic's API documentation
        • Reported by JUnit5
      • JDK-8253965: Delete the outdated java.awt.PeerFixer class
      • JDK-8253566: clazz.isAssignableFrom will return false for interface implementors
        • Found by Hibernate Validator
      • JDK-8254177: US/Pacific-New Zone name removed as part of tzdata2020b
    • Build 19
      • JDK-8253761: Wrong URI syntax printed by jar --describe-module
        • Reported by JUnit5

Project Lanai Early-Access Build: EA 6 Build 16-lanai+2-229 (2020/10/4)

Project Panama Early-Access Build: Build 16-panama+2-193 (2020/10/1)

Oracle JRE and JDK Cryptographic Roadmap has been updated [1]

  • Oracle has announced plans to add support for x25519 and x448 named elliptic curve groups to TLS.
  • Support is targeted for JDK 11 with the January 2021 CPU release.

Oracle Critical Patch Update released 21-Oct-2020


Rgds, Rory O'Donnell
Quality Engineering Manager
Oracle EMEA, Dublin, Ireland

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