Java Version Almanac

The information below presents data on Java 8, made available by Marc R. Hoffmann, from javaalmanac.io.

Java versions:

Java 8

version: 8 Release date: EOL date: bytecode: 52.0
Documentation: vm , lang , api , notes SCM: hg
Distro Vendor License Platforms
AdoptOpenJDK AdoptOpenJDK Open Source
  • aix-ppc64
  • linux-x64
  • linux-s390x
  • linux-ppc64le
  • linux-aarch64
  • linux-arm32
  • macOS-x64
  • solaris-sparcv9
  • solaris-x64
  • windows-x86
  • windows-x64
Corretto Amazon Open Source
  • linux-x64
  • linux-aarch64
  • macOS-x64
  • windows-x86
  • windows-x64
Dragonwell Alibaba Open Source
  • linux-x64
  • windows-x64
Liberica BellSoft Open Source
  • linux-x86
  • linux-x64
  • linux-arm32
  • linux-aarch64
  • linux-ppc64le
  • macOS-x64
  • windows-x86
  • windows-x64
OpenJDK Oracle Open Source
  • linux-x86
  • linux-x64
  • linux-aarch64
  • linux-arm32
  • macOS-x64
  • solaris-sparcv9
  • solaris-x64
  • windows-x86
  • windows-x64
Oracle JDK Oracle Commercial
  • linux-x86
  • linux-x64
  • linux-aarch64
  • linux-arm32
  • macOS-x64
  • solaris-sparcv9
  • solaris-x64
  • windows-x86
  • windows-x64
Red Hat Build of OpenJDK Red Hat Open Source
  • linux-x64
  • windows-x86
  • windows-x64
Zing Azul Commercial
  • linux-x64
Zulu Azul Open Source
  • linux-x86
  • linux-x64
  • linux-ppc32spe
  • linux-ppc32hf
  • linux-ppc64
  • linux-aarch64
  • linux-arm32
  • macOS-x64
  • windows-x86
  • windows-x64
  • solaris-sparcv9
  • solaris-x86
  • solaris-x64

New Features

JVM

  • Remove Permanent Generation ( JEP 122 )

Language

  • Lambda Expressions ( JSR 335 )
  • Default Methods in Interfaces ( JSR 335 )
  • Effectively Final Variables ( JSR 335 )
  • Type Use Annotations ( JEP 104 )
  • Repeating Annotations ( JEP 120 )

API

New APIs

Compare to Java:
base: version: 8 build 8.0.265
target version: 7 build 1.7.0_80