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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Java now has what are called "feature" releases every 6 months, and every 3 years or so one of these releases is flagged as a long-term support (LTS) release.

JDK 9 will reach its end of life (and end of public support) in March 2018.

JDK 10 will become generally available around March 20th, 2018. Its public support will end next September when JDK 11 becomes generally available. (Note that public support for the widely-used JDK 8 will end in January 2019.)

This new release cadence is great in many respects. New features can get added faster, and the language and runtime can both evolve more quickly — and that's great news for the community.

Currently, JDK 11 and JDK 17 are the next planned LTS releases.