JDK 13 enters Rampdown Phase One

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JDK 13 enters Rampdown Phase One

Rory O'Donnell Oracle, Dublin Ireland
Hi Tim,

*JDK 13 Early Access build **25 is now available **at : - jdk.java.net/13/*

  * Per the JDK 13 schedule [1], we are now in Rampdown Phase One.
      o For more details , see Mark Reinhold's email to jdk-dev mailing
        list [2]
      o The overall feature set is frozen, no further JEPs will be
        targeted to this release.
  * Changes in this build 25 [4]

*Request for feedback on JEP 353 integrated in b24

JEP 353: Reimplement the Legacy Socket API" has been integrated into
jdk-13+24. It would be very useful if applications or libraries using
java.net.Socket or java.net.ServerSocket APIs could test with this build
and report any issues found. The JEP provides information on the system
property that can be used to switch back to the old implementation and
that may be useful to check for behavior differences between the old and
new implementation. It would be very useful to get feedback via the
OpenJDK net-dev mailing list, bugs via the usual channel.

*Updates to Release Notes since last email*

  * b25 - Support Kerberos cross-realm referrals (RFC 6806)(JDK-8215032
  * b25 - Add -XX:SoftMaxHeapSize flag(JDK-8222145
  * b24 - Reimplement the Legacy Socket API(JDK-8221481
      o see above request for feedback
  * b24  - Deprecated rmic tool For Removal(JDK-8217412
  * b24 - New String constants for Canonical XML 1.1 URIs(JDK-8224767
  * b23 - Support for Unicode 12.1 (JDK-8221431
  * b21 - Upgrade CLDR to Version 35.1 (JDK-8221432

*OpenJDK 14 **Early Access build 1 **is now available **at : -

  * These early-access, open-source builds are provided under the GNU
    General Public License, version 2, with the Classpath Exception
  * Changes in this build [5]


Rgds, Rory

[1] http://openjdk.java.net/projects/jdk/13/#Schedule 
[2] https://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/jdk-dev/2019-June/003060.html
[3] http://jdk.java.net/13/release-notes
[4] JDK 13 - Changes in b25 here
[5] JDK 14 - Changes in b1 here

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