Microsoft has released a preview version of OpenJDK version 188.8.131.52. OpenJDK is a free-to-use open-source Java platform for developers to deploy on almost every OS. Microsoft states that this is a Long-Term Support release, which will be supported until at least 2024.
OpenJDK 11 includes binaries for Java 11, which was released back in 2018. Since this is a preview release, Microsoft expects the developers to provide feedback on OpenJDK 11 so that they can refine it before the stable release.
You can download and install OpenJDK 11 using the links and guide given below.
Download OpenJDK 11
Click on the links below to download OpenJDK for your operating system.
You may find more downloadable content on Microsoft’s OpenJDK page.
Install OpenJDK 11 on Windows 10
To install OpenJDK 11 Preview on your Windows 10 PC, download it from the link provided above. Once downloaded, execute the package. The installation wizard will now appear. Click Next to continue.
On the next screen, agree to the terms and conditions by checking the box and then click Next.
Now, select which components you would like to install, and which you would not. To do so, click on the icons next to the components, and then select the option from the context menu, as in the image below. Click Next when done.
On the next screen, click Install to begin the installation process.
The installation process should not take very long. Once it is complete, click Finish on the final page of the wizard.
OpenJDK 11 Preview has now been successfully installed on your device.
What’s new in OpenJDK 11
OpenJDK 11 has fixed a number of backports and other security concerns raised by developers through feedback. You can read more about these backports and vulnerability fixes in the release notes.
These backport fixes allow Microsoft to expedite fixes and improvements in the future which shall be available to all Java developers everywhere in the world.
OpenJDK 11 Preview brings an opportunity for the developers to test out their products on the new version before it is rolled out as a stable update. This allows them to get ahead in the game and be prepared for what 21st century Java technology has to offer.
if you are a Java developer, then you should definitely give this release a try and provide feedback to Microsoft on what you think about it, whether there are any glitches, and how they can make it even better.