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Preview of January 2021 OpenJDK Update Release

January 13, 2021

On the Tuesday closest to the 17th day of January, April, July, and October under the normal Oracle Critical Patch Update schedule, a new quarterly OpenJDK update is made available.

For the January 2021 update, set to be released next week, a preview list of the fixes that will be in that update is available from today on, on the frontpage, you'll see a new button providing you access to the preview list:

For each major release where there's an update for January 2021, you'll find an update number in the drop-down, enabling you to see what's been fixed for the update in relation to that release.

By default, the Highlights page is empty. That is for us all to fill out! Pick the fixes you like from the All Issues tab or Component View tab and then vote for them—simply click on the star, no login is needed for this—and once you've refreshed the page, you'll see that the Highlights page is updated with a card for each item with high votes.

In this way, the Java community can, together, provide a clear indication of the items that are most meaningful. For example, just because a fix is a P3, does not mean that it is unimportant, in fact, many P3s and P4s turn out to be more important than you might think, for every day Java developers.

Let's join in and for each OpenJDK release, vote for the items that you find most useful or interesting for the January 2021 OpenJDK Update release and we'll build up a community-based perspective of the January 2021 OpenJDK Update release together.


  • Geertjan Wielenga

    Geertjan is Senior Director of Open Source Projects at Azul and Apache NetBeans PMC Chair.

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