I found this update that says Oracle has extended the public support of Java 8 
about 4 months past the release of Java 11. 
https://www.infoq.com/news/2018/02/Java8SupportJan18 
<https://www.infoq.com/news/2018/02/Java8SupportJan18>

Ralph

> 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 [1]. It 
> contains a chart that shows the support lifetime for all Oracle releases. [2] 
> It references a blog post from Azul discussing Oracle’s support strategy. [3] 
> These charts are confirmed by Oracle’s roadmap. [4].  The end of public 
> updates for Java 7 was in April 2015 and the end of premier support is July 
> 2019. [5]
> 
> 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.
> 
> Ralph
> 
> 
> 
> 1. https://www.infoq.com/news/2018/01/JavaSupportJan18 
> <https://www.infoq.com/news/2018/01/JavaSupportJan18>
> 2. 
> https://res.infoq.com/news/2018/01/JavaSupportJan18/en/resources/1java-se-lifecycle-5-year-timeline-1024x683-1517328730133.jpg
>  
> <https://res.infoq.com/news/2018/01/JavaSupportJan18/en/resources/1java-se-lifecycle-5-year-timeline-1024x683-1517328730133.jpg>
> 3. https://www.azul.com/java-stable-secure-free-choose-two-three/ 
> <https://www.azul.com/java-stable-secure-free-choose-two-three/>
> 4. http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/eol-135779.html 
> <http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/eol-135779.html>
> 5. 
> http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/eol-135779.html#java-commercial-offerings
>  
> <http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/eol-135779.html#java-commercial-offerings>

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