Java 17 planning

Wondering if the plans to move to Java 17 have any tentative date or release.

Not yet. I’m pushing for it ASAP, but it’s blocked on a couple things.

  1. new build system, almost merged
  2. the dev who primarily deals with Azul and the runtime integration is on paternity leave
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What Kevin said.

But we’re not waiting for 8.2 or anything to do this. As soon as we resolve the blockers, we’ll start working on the update and it will go into whatever 8.1 version gets released after the work is done,

I’m curious, what is the benefit/changes in moving to Java 17?

For us, lots of new language features.

For users, bug fixes, stability, and performance enhancements.

Is it still coming from Azul?

Yes.

Here’s a link I was looking for also: A categorized list of all Java and JVM features since JDK 8 to 17 - Advanced Web Machinery

JDK 17 is also the new LTS release.

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