JetBrains and BellSoft enter strategic collaboration

Feb 13, 2019
Alex Belokrylov

BellSoft will provide security patches and critical updates to JetBrains Runtime in addition to its own Liberica JDK

JetBrains Runtime is a runtime environment for running IntelliJ Platform-based products on Windows, macOS, and Linux. JetBrains Runtime is based on the OpenJDK project with some value-add for JetBrains customers. These benefits include Subpixel Anti-Aliasing, enhanced font rendering on Linux, HiDPI support, ligatures, San Francisco font family support on macOS, and so on.

BellSoft is one of the Top-5 OpenJDK contributors. They release and support Liberica JDK - an OpenJDK binary distribution verified by TCK for Java SE standard compliance. Liberica JDK 8 and Liberica JDK 11 are long-term supported versions (LTS) which will be receiving all critical patches and security updates at least until 2026. JetBrains collaborates with BellSoft to keep the security and stability level of JetBrains Runtime as high as its done for Liberica JDK.

“Working with BellSoft allows us to keep our developers focused on areas, which are critical for our products’ functionality and allow BellSoft engineers to take care of security fixes and critical updates for JetBrains Runtime”,- JetBrains Runtime lead, Konstantin Bulenkov.

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