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Java 8 is EOL December 2020

 
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Java 8 is EOL December 2020. What does it mean? Does all commercial or open source jdk will also stop providing support for it?
 
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I means Oracle will stop officially supporting it. Old versions will continue to work however. Don't know about open source support. It means it will be 2ΒΌ years since Java11 was issued as an LTS version and users should upgrade to Java11.
 
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I would assume that security fixes will continue to be issued, but possibly not for long. So yes, it's time to move on to the next LTS version.
 
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Tim Moores wrote:. . . security fixes . . . possibly not for long. . . .

And possibly only if you pay extra for continuing support.
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:

Tim Moores wrote:. . . security fixes . . . possibly not for long. . . .

And possibly probably only if you pay extra for continuing support.


There, I fixed it for you.
 
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Per the Oracle roadmap, premiere support goes to 2022 and extended support to 2030.

This is for paying customers of course.
 
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I think it's quite possible that the OpenJDK community will fix bugs, or at least security issues, and publish new releases, whatever Oracle decides to do.
 
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Rob Spoor wrote:. . . There, I fixed it for you.

Hahahahahahahahaha!
 
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