For our subscribers,

We (Paul and I) was approached by Oracle to participate in the community
outreach program, which is seeking the wider Java community to assist
Oracle in getting Java 9 in better shape before the GA Release.

Part of that is that we have a Jenkins build available for Java 9 builds
(thanks Paul), and that they will notify our small community whenever a new
Java 9 build is available.

So, if you don't care much of Java 9, you can ignore these emails.


On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 6:51 PM, Rory O'Donnell <>

> Hi Paul,
> Early Access b136 <> for JDK 9 is
> available on, summary of  changes are listed here <
> Early Access b136 <> (#5506) for JDK 9 with
> Project Jigsaw is available on, summary of  changes are listed
> here <
> es/jdk-9+136.html>.
> There have been a number of fixes to bugs reported by Open Source projects
> since the last availability email  :
>  * 8165723 - b136 - core-libs JarFile::isMultiRelease() method returns
>    false when it should return true
>  * 8165116 - b136 - xml redirect function is not allowed even with
>    enableExtensionFunctions
> NOTE:-  Build 135 included a fix for JDK-8161016 which *has introduced a
> behavioral change to HttpURLConnection, more info:*
> The behavior of HttpURLConnection when using a ProxySelector has been
> modified with this JDK release. Currently, HttpURLConnection.connect() call
> would fallback to a DIRECT connection attempt if the configured
> proxy/proxies failed to make a connection. This release introduces a change
> whereby no DIRECT connection will be attempted in such a scenario. Instead,
> the HttpURLConnection.connect() method will fail and throw an IOException
> which occurred from the last proxy tested. This behavior now matches with
> the HTTP connections made by popular web browsers. But this change will
> bring compatibility issues for the applications expecting a DIRECT
> connection when a proxy server is down or when wrong proxies are provided.
> *
> JDK 9 Outreach Survey*
> In order to encourage and receive additional feedback from developers
> testing their applications with JDK 9,
> the OpenJDK Quality Outreach effort has put together a very brief survey
> about your experiences with JDK 9 so far.
> It is available at****
> We would love to hear feedback from you!
> Rgds,Rory
> --
> Rgds,Rory O'Donnell
> Quality Engineering Manager
> Oracle EMEA , Dublin, Ireland

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