Hi Mark,

**Release Announcement: General Availability of Java 14 / JDK 14 [1] * *

 * JDK 14, the reference implementation of Java 14, is now Generally
 * GPL-licensed OpenJDK builds from Oracle are available here:
 * JDK 14 Release notes

JDK 14  includes sixteen features [2]:

  305: Pattern Matching for instanceof (Preview)
  343: Packaging Tool (Incubator)
  345: NUMA-Aware Memory Allocation for G1
  349: JFR Event Streaming
  352: Non-Volatile Mapped Byte Buffers
  358: Helpful NullPointerExceptions
  359: Records (Preview)
  361: Switch Expressions (Standard)
  362: Deprecate the Solaris and SPARC Ports
  363: Remove the Concurrent Mark Sweep (CMS) Garbage Collector
  364: ZGC on macOS
  365: ZGC on Windows
  366: Deprecate the ParallelScavenge + SerialOld GC Combination
  367: Remove the Pack200 Tools and API
  368: Text Blocks (Second Preview)
  370: Foreign-Memory Access API (Incubator)

Thanks to everyone who contributed to JDK 14, whether by creating features or enhancements, logging  bugs, or downloading and testing the early-access builds.

OpenJDK 15 EA build 14 is now available at http://jdk.java.net/15 *

 * These early access, open source builds are provided under the GNU
   General Public License, version 2, with the Classpath Exception
 * Significant changes since the last availability email:
     o Build 13 - JDK-8238555
       <https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8238555>: Allow
       Initialization of SunPKCS11 with NSS when there are external
       FIPS modules in the NSSDB
     o Build 10 - JDK-8237776
       <https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8237776>: Shenandoah:
       Wrong result with Lucene test
         + Reported by Apache Lucene.
     o Build 9 - JDK-8222793
       <https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8222793>: Javadoc tool
       ignores "-locale" param and uses default locale for all messages
       and texts
         + Reported by Apache Lucene.

Project Metropolis Early-Access Builds - Build 14-metropolis+1-17 <http://jdk.java.net/metropolis/> (2020/3/5)

 * These builds are intended for developers looking to test and provide
   feedback on using /Graal,/ in form of native library
   /(libjvmcicompiler.so)/, instead of C2 as HotSpot high optimizing
   JIT compiler.
 * These early-access builds are provided under the GNU General Public
   License, version 2, with the Classpath Exception
 * Please send feedback via e-mail to metropolis-...@openjdk.java.net
   <mailto:metropolis-...@openjdk.java.net>. To send e-mail to this
   address you must first subscribe to the mailing list


[1] https://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/jdk-dev/2020-March/004089.html
[2] https://openjdk.java.net/projects/jdk/14

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

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