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LIBERICA JDK

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The best alternative to Oracle JDK

Download Liberica JDK: free, supported and 100% open source.

Why choose Liberica JDK

LIBERICA JDK
Develop for any modern architecture

(x86 64/32 bit, ARM 64/32 bit, PowerPC, SPARC) and OS (Linux, including Alpine Linux, Windows, macOS, Solaris).

LIBERICA JDK
Enjoy complete safety and security

Prompt response and performance engineering to protect valuable data. Update cycle: 6 releases/year concurrently with Oracle JDK.

LIBERICA JDK
Be sure everything works as intended

All binaries are verified with the Technology Compatibility Kit (TCK) for Java™ issued by Oracle.

LIBERICA JDK
Save disk space and computing power

with the smallest images for deploying Docker containers and microservices. Or just keep it all in a multi-cloud environment.

LIBERICA JDK
Use the version of Java™ you prefer

Enhanced long-term support for most popular versions with a guarantee of at least 8 years of Liberica JDK lifetime.

LIBERICA JDK
Take advantage of advanced tools

JFR and Mission Control for monitoring,
Auto updater, JavaFX, and many others.

Download Liberica JDK

Pick a version, package type, JDK/JRE, and download the binaries.

Other ways to install Liberica JDK

Docker Hub Images
Linux Repositories
Liberica Mission Control
Package Managers
Clouds
REST Discovery API

Frequently asked questions

Choosing the right version
Currently, these are the widely used versions:
Java 6 and Java 7 — outdated and vulnerable versions not recommended for use. Still, many older applications use them.
Java 8 — the oldest LTS version still supported. LTS means Long Term Support version, the one that vendors keep secure and stable for many years.
Other LTS versions include 11 and 17, the last being the latest available.
There are also other numbered versions available, including Java 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16.
The real question is what version you need. And it depends on your goals.
  • If you want to run the app you downloaded, its description usually includes the number of the required Java™ version. Use that one.
  • If you develop a new app, usually the best course of action is to get the latest LTS version, or just the latest available.
We support releases starting from Liberica JDK 8, including JDK 11 LTS (based on OpenJDK 11) and JDK 17 (based on OpenJDK 17). We also provide commercial support for versions 1.6 and 1.7 if needed. We plan to support JDK 6 and JDK 7 up to March of 2026, JDK 8 all the way up to March 2031, JDK11 till March 2027, and JDK 17 till March 2030.
Find the list of all supported builds on this page, choose the “All versions” tab and pick the Java™ Version, Release Version, OS, Architecture, Bitness, and Package Type to form the download.
JDK 17 based on OpenJDK 17 was released in September 2021. We plan to support It up to March 2030. We are already getting ready for the next LTS release of Java 21, which will be supported up to March 2033.
Java 17 is the latest LTS release that includes a lot of new features:
  • New enhanced pseudo-random number generators;
  • Features for macOS: a new rendering pipeline, AArch64 port;
  • Deprecated features: RMI activation, Security manager, applet API, experimental AOT, and JIT compilers;
  • New APIs, including enhanced Vector API, Foreign Function, and Memory API;
  • Other useful features and tweaks to make programming on Java™ more comfortable.
About Java™ and Liberica JDK
Liberica JDK is the implementation of OpenJDK with additional features and security enhancements. It is supported by the same team at BellSoft that develops Liberica JDK.
Yes! No matter the system, Liberica JDK can be used to produce and run Java™ applications. Check out supported configurations and download the best suited version. Contact us if you can’t find the version you need.
In the case of Liberica JDK, Java™ is still free! You can download and use Liberica with any version of Java™ with no subscription or payment.
It depends on the version of OpenJDK you are using and your goals. In the case of Liberica JDK you can download it for free, develop your apps, run them, sell them, and basically do everything you need. You only pay for BellSoft support and additional tools if you choose them.
Liberica JDK includes all Java™ libraries expected from a JDK distribution and also
  • LibericaFX, the supported and updated version of OpenJFX, in LTS and the latest releases;
  • Device IO API module in Liberica JDK Full 11 (LTS) for ARMv7 (Raspberry Pi).
The Full package of Liberica JDK includes LibericaFX. It’s a supported version of OpenJFX, the open source project behind JavaFX technology. We keep it up-to-date with all the latest security patches.
Both Java Mission Control and Liberica Mission Control are derived from the same code base. The main difference is the license: Java Mission Control is provided by Oracle under Oracle license, Liberica Mission Control is GPL.
Installing and using Liberica JDK
Run this command
java -version
This works on Windows, macOS, and Linux!
If you are using Windows, run this in command prompt:
echo %JAVA_HOME%
If you are using Linux or macOS, run this command:
/usr/libexec/java_home --verbose
This will display the path to your JDK.
Execute the following command:
java -version
This will show the Java™ version you have installed.
This is the easiest way of running Java™ applications.
Download the Liberica JDK build for Windows. Don’t forget to select the version of Java™ you need and if you want the full or lite version of the JDK. All versions are provided in the msi or exe format.
Next, run the downloaded file. Install Liberica JDK. Use the default settings or modify them as you see fit.
The last thing to do is to select the .java program you wrote or downloaded, copy the file into the Java folder, and then open the command prompt.
Let’s say, for example, you have installed Liberica JDK on disk C into the “Liberica” folder, and your program is called helloworld.java
In command prompt run the following command:
cd Liberica
This will change your active folder to the one you need. In case you installed Java™ into another folder, change “Liberica” to the path to that folder.
Next run
javac helloworld.java
In case you want to run a .jar file, which is a Java™ archive, and if you installed Liberica JDK with default settings, simply double click it.
No. Without the JRE (Java Runtime Environment) you can not run and test any apps you develop with JDK (Java Development Kit) Moreover, the JRE is not provided as a separate component. It comes only with the JDK.
I don’t know the meaning of some words on this page…
No problem! Let us explain.
Java™ is one of the most used and flexible object-oriented programming languages fit for any platform. Currently widely used versions of Java™ are 8 (LTS), 9, 10, 11 (LTS), 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 (LTS).
TCK is the Technology Compatibility Kit for Java™, the test suite used by Oracle to ensure compatible implementations of the OpenJDK such as Liberica JDK. Java Development Kits that passed TCK verification are guaranteed to be fully compatible with Java standards. All Liberica JDK builds pass the verification before release.
OpenJDK or Open Java Development Kit is the free open source implementation of the Java™ Platform.
Java SE is the proprietary development kit produced by Oracle with both closed and open source components.
Liberica JDK is the free open source implementation of the Java™ Platform produced by BellSoft full of valuable features with enhanced support.
LTS, or Long Term Support, refers to build versions that will be supported for a long time.
Mission Control is the tool to collect low-level and detailed runtime information to enable after-the-fact incident analysis.

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