Hi Martin,

*Per the JDK 15 schedule , we are in Rampdown Phase One* *[1] *

*Please advise if you find any issues while testing the latest Early Access builds.

 * Schedule for JDK 15
     o *2020/06/11 Rampdown Phase One*
     o 2020/07/16 Rampdown Phase Two
     o 2020/08/06 Initial Release Candidate
     o 2020/08/20 Final Release Candidate
     o 2020/09/15 General Availability

 * Features included in JDK 15:
     o JEP 339: Edwards-Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (EdDSA)
     o JEP 360: Sealed Classes (Preview) <http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/360>
     o JEP 371: Hidden Classes <http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/371>
     o JEP 372: Remove the Nashorn JavaScript Engine
     o JEP 373: Reimplement the Legacy DatagramSocket API
     o JEP 374: Disable and Deprecate Biased Locking
     o JEP 375: Pattern Matching for instanceof (Second Preview)
     o JEP 377: ZGC: A Scalable Low-Latency Garbage Collector
     o JEP 378: Text Blocks <http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/378>
     o JEP 379: Shenandoah: A Low-Pause-Time Garbage Collector
     o JEP 381: Remove the Solaris and SPARC Ports
     o JEP 383: Foreign-Memory Access API (Second Incubator)
     o JEP 384: Records (Second Preview)
     o JEP 385: Deprecate RMI Activation for Removal

*JDK 15 **Early Access build 28 **is available**at : - jdk.java.net/15/*

These early-access, open-source builds are provided under the GNU General Public License, version 2, with the Classpath Exception**Release notes

 * Release notes
     o http://jdk.java.net/15/release-notes
 * Recent fixes that might be of interest
     o Build 27
         + JDK-8233215: jpackage doesn't allow enough flexibility for
           file type binding
         + JDK-8244582: Remove terminally deprecated Solaris-specific
           SO_FLOW_SLA socket option
         + JDK-8245068: Implement Deprecation of RMI Activation
         + JDK-8246770: Atomic::add() with 64 bit value fails to link
           on 32-bit platforms
             # Reported by JaCoCo
     o Build 26
         + JDK-8240871: SSLEngine handshake status immediately after
           the handshake can be NOT_HANDSHAKING rather than FINISHED
           with TLSv1.3
             # Reported by Apache Tomcat
     o Build 25
         + JDK-8206925: Support the certificate_authorities extension
         + JDK-8239480: Support for CLDR version 37
         + JDK-8243925: Toolkit#getScreenInsets() returns wrong value
           on HiDPI screens (Windows)

*JDK 16 Early Access build 2 ****is available**at : - jdk.java.net/16/*

These early-access, open-source builds are provided under the GNU General Public License, version 2, with the Classpath Exception.*

*_Survey on _**_jinfo, jmap, jstack serviceability tools in JDK:_ *

 * Oracle is considering deprecation and (eventual) removal of 3 JDK
   tools - jinfo, jmap, jstack.
 * The Survey Link
   <https://www.questionpro.com/a/TakeSurvey?tt=n%2BDcx/aY3aA%3D> will
   remain open through July 15 2020.

Rgds, Rory

[1] https://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/jdk-dev/2020-June/004401.html

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

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