JDK 16 EA build 21 is available

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JDK 16 EA build 21 is available

Rory O'Donnell
Hi Andriy,

OpenJDK 16 Early Access build 21**is now available at
http://jdk.java.net/16

  * These early-access , open-source builds are provided under the
      o GNU General Public License, version 2, with the Classpath
        Exception <http://openjdk.java.net/legal/gplv2+ce.html>.

  * Schedule (proposed)

             2020/12/10 Rampdown Phase One
             2021/01/14 Rampdown Phase Two
             2021/02/04         Initial Release Candidate
             2021/02/18         Final Release Candidate
             2021/03/16         General Availability

  * Features:
      o JEPs targeted to JDK 16, so far:
          + JEP 338: Vector API (Incubator)
            <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/338>
          + JEP 347: Enable C++14 Language Features
            <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/347>
          + JEP 357: Migrate from Mercurial to Git
            <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/357>
          + JEP 369: Migrate to GitHub <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/369>
          + JEP 376: ZGC: Concurrent Thread-Stack Processing
            <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/376>
          + JEP 386: Alpine Linux Port <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/386>
          + JEP 387: Elastic Metaspace <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/387>
          + JEP 388: Windows/AArch64 Port
            <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/388>

**

  * Changes in recent builds that maybe of interest:
      o Build 21
          + JDK-8236862: Enhance support of Proxy class
          + JDK-8237990: Added Property to Control LDAP Authentication
            Mechanisms Allowed to Authenticate Over Clear Connections
          + JDK-8242068: Signed JAR support for RSASSA-PSS and EdDSA
          + JDK-8245417: Improve certificate chain handling
          + JDK-8253952: Refine ZipOutputStream.putNextEntry() to
            recalculate ZipEntry's compressed size
      o Build 20
          + JDK-8232092: (fs) Files::isWritable returns false on a
            writeable root directory (win)
              # Reported by JUnit5
          + JDK-8248262: Wrong link target in
            ModuleDescriptor#isAutomatic's API documentation
              # Reported by JUnit5
          + JDK-8253965: Delete the outdated java.awt.PeerFixer class
          + JDK-8253566: clazz.isAssignableFrom will return false for
            interface implementors
              # Found by Hibernate Validator
          + JDK-8254177: US/Pacific-New Zone name removed as part of
            tzdata2020b
      o Build 19
          + JDK-8253761: Wrong URI syntax printed by jar --describe-module
              # Reported by JUnit5

Project Lanai Early-Access Build: EA 6 Build 16-lanai+2-229
<http://jdk.java.net/lanai/> (2020/10/4)

  * These early-access builds are provided under the GNU General Public
    License, version 2, with the Classpath Exception
    <http://openjdk.java.net/legal/gplv2+ce.html>.
  * These builds are based upon the latest state of the current in
    development JDK, and so may contain new features and unresolved bugs
    unrelated to Project Lanai. Project Lanai Wiki:
    https://wiki.openjdk.java.net/display/lanai/Main
  * Please send feedback via e-mail [hidden email]
    <mailto:[hidden email]>. To send e-mail to this address
    you must firstsubscribe to the mailing list
    <https://mail.openjdk.java.net/mailman/listinfo/lanai-dev>.

Project Panama Early-Access Build: Build 16-panama+2-193
<http://jdk.java.net/panama/> (2020/10/1)

  * These early-access, open-source builds are provided under the GNU
    General Public License, version 2, with the Classpath Exception
    <http://openjdk.java.net/legal/gplv2+ce.html>.
  * These builds are based on an incomplete version of JDK 16.
  * Please send feedback via e-mail [hidden email]
    <mailto:[hidden email]>. To send e-mail to this address
    you must firstsubscribe to the mailing list
    <http://mail.openjdk.java.net/mailman/listinfo/panama-dev>.

Oracle JRE and JDK Cryptographic Roadmap has been updated [1]

  * Oracle has announced plans to add support for x25519 and x448 named
    elliptic curve groups to TLS.
  * Support is targeted for JDK 11 with the January 2021 CPU release.

Oracle Critical Patch Update released 21-Oct-2020

  * https://www.oracle.com/security-alerts/cpuoct2020.html


*__*
Rgds,Rory

[1] https://java.com/en/jre-jdk-cryptoroadmap.html

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