I found this update that says Oracle has extended the public support of Java 8
about 4 months past the release of Java 11.
> On Feb 12, 2018, at 5:28 PM, Ralph Goers <ralph.go...@dslextreme.com> wrote:
> There is an article at InfoQ that discusses Oracle’s support strategy . It
> contains a chart that shows the support lifetime for all Oracle releases. 
> It references a blog post from Azul discussing Oracle’s support strategy. 
> These charts are confirmed by Oracle’s roadmap. . The end of public
> updates for Java 7 was in April 2015 and the end of premier support is July
> 2019. 
> First, based on this and the decline in the interest in Java 7 and that we
> are now about 3 years past the last public updates I am fine with making Java
> 8 our minimum version along with the release of Log4j 3.0. FWIW, while SLF4J
> still supports Java 5, as of today Logback 1.3.0 now requires a minimum of
> Java 8.
> After that things start to get strange. I think we will have to take
> advantage of the multi-release jar support more and more in the future
> because I don’t see how we could ever make Java 9 or 10 the minimum supported
> version since Oracle will effectively drop support for them 6 months after
> they are introduced. I would think we would have to wait until Java 8 usage
> declines to the levels Java 7 currently is before upgrading and at that time
> we would have to skip all the way to Java 11.
> Whatever we decide to do I would prefer if we could publish our JVM support
> strategy on the web site.
> 1. https://www.infoq.com/news/2018/01/JavaSupportJan18
> 3. https://www.azul.com/java-stable-secure-free-choose-two-three/
> 4. http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/eol-135779.html