In the wake of Java 14’s release and considering the current state of the world, September seems like a long way off. Stay up to date with our informative Java 15 news updates, right here.
JDK 15 news
The first stirrings of activity have already begun, with two JEPs proposed to target JDK 15.
This is a very straightforward proposal to remove two modules that were deprecated for removal in Java 11 –
jdk.scripting.nashorn.shell . You can read what we had to say aboutJEP 372, or check it out in all its glory on the Open JDK page .
JEP 378: Text Blocks (Standard)
As for Text Blocks, they first came to Java in JDK 13 as a preview feature through JEP 355 . They received a second preview through JEP 368 in JDK 14, with two additional escape sequences added following feedback from the community. Now, it looks like they are ready to become a standard feature, which is what JEP 378 is proposing.
The review for these JEPs ends on March 31 and April 1 respectively, at which point we will see whether or not these two proposals will make it to the next stage.
Nicole Yip ( The LEGO Group )
Pawel Piwosz (Epam Systems)
Anton Babenko (Betajob)
Java 15 – What we know
The first step on the road to Java 15 was taken in December when the Expert Group was formed. The group is comprised of the following members: Simon Ritter (Azul Systems), Manoj Palat (Eclipse Foundation), Tim Ellison (IBM), Andrew Haley (Red Hat), Christoph Langer (SAP SE), Iris Clark (Oracle) and Brian Goetz (Oracle).
This is what we know about the release schedule so far. More specific details have yet to be clarified in the mailing list .
|2019/12||Expert Group formation|
|2020/06 – 2020/08||Public Review|
|2020/09||Release of Java 15|