Early Access builds for JDK 8u60 b26 and JDK 9 b75 are available on java.net
Early Access build for JDK 8u60 b26 is available on
java.net, summary of changes are listed here.
As we enter the later phases of development for JDK 8u60, please log
any show stoppers as soon as possible.
Early Access build for JDK 9 b75 is available on
java.net, summary of changes are listed here
With respect to ongoing JDK 9 development, there are two new
Candidate JEPs I'd like to draw your attention to.
Firstly, Mark Reinhold has put forward JEP 260: Encapsulate Most
Internal APIs to make most of the JDK's internal APIs inaccessible
by default but leave a few critical, widely-used internal APIs
accessible, until supported replacements exist for all or most of
Secondly, Mandy Chung has put forward JEP 259: Stack-Walking API to
define an efficient standard API for stack walking that allows easy
filtering of, and lazy access to, the information in stack traces.
You can find the JEP here: http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/259
If you would like to provide feedback on JEP 259, please join the
OpenJDK core-libs-dev mailing list and contribute to the discussion