Liberica JDK 12.0.2 Release Notes
The full version string for this binary release of OpenJDK is 12.0.2+12, and the version number is 12.
Liberica JDK 12.0.2
Liberica is a certified, Java SE 12-compliant distribution of OpenJDK 12 which works on server (Linux x86_64, Linux ARM64, Solaris SPARC, Solaris x64, Windows 64), desktop (Windows 64, Windows 32, Mac, Linux x86_64, Linux x86), and embedded devices (Linux x86, Linux ARM64, Linux ARMv7, including Raspberry Pi 2 & 3 (ARMv6 hardfloat). It has the following notable additions:
- Linux & Windows x86_64 binaries contain experimental support for Shenandoah GC, Linux x86_64 version contains experimental support for ZGC.
- Linux x86_64, ARMv8 and ARMv7 distributions include a choice of Client VM, Server VM and Minimal VM.
- Alpine Linux x86_64 version is build with musl support.
- Windows x86_64, Windows x86, Mac, Linux x86_64 and Linux ARMv7 distributions contain OpenJFX 12.
- Linux ARMv7 distribution contains Device IO API compiled for Raspberry Pi.
Please refer to the Oracle JDK 12.0.2 release notes for further information on JDK 12 features. This document further outlines the peculiarities of Liberica distribution as compared to Oracle JDK 12 distribution.
Supported Server and Desktop configurations
Liberica is supported on the following OSes:
- Ubuntu Linux 16.04, 18.04 (x86, x86_64, ARMv8)
- Debian Linux 8, 9 (x86, x86_64, ARMv8)
- Red Hat, Oracle Linux and CentOS 7.x (x86, x86_64, ARMv8)
- Alpine Linux 3.7+
- SUSE Linux Enterprise 12, 15 and tumbleweed (x86_64, ARMv8)
- Apple macOS 10.11+
- Solaris 11.1+ (SPARC and x64)
- Microsoft Windows 2019, Windows 2016, Windows 2012 R2, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 (64 and 32 bit)
It is also known to work on other Linux distributions and Windows versions.
Note: The minimum supported Linux kernel version is 2.6.18 and GLIBC version 2.6. LibericaFX works on all supported Ubuntu versions, Red Hat Linux family starting from 7.x and SUSE versions with GTK2 backend.
Supported Embedded configurations
Liberica is tested and certified on Raspberry Pi 2 & 3 running the following OSes:
- Raspbian OS (armhf)
- OpenSUSE (armv8)
It is also known to work with Debian (armhf) and Ubuntu (armhf).
Liberica JDK 12.0.2 distribution
Liberica JDK 12.0.2 is distributed as .msi, .zip, .deb, .rpm and .tar.gz packages. Please select the one which is most appropriate for your purposes.
Liberica 12.0.2 introduced all new features supported by OpenJDK 12.
With the introduction of the Jigsaw feature in JDK 9 and Minimal VM it is now possible to create a Runtime that is sufficient to run your application and trim down the size of the Runtime. To generate a Runtime with just the Minimal VM, add --vm=minimal to jlink options.
By default, the Liberica uses Server VM. Server VM and Client VM can be enabled with -server and -client command line options, respectively. In case the deployment requires to minimize the footprint, it may be beneficial to use Minimal VM, which emphasises on a minimal footprint. It has C1 JIT compiler only, Serial GC and no serviceability features.
LibericaFX for the Raspberry Pi
Liberica JDK comes with a bundled LibericaFX implementation, which is based on OpenJFX. The following tables lists Java FX modules status of Liberica distribution
- Java FX Graphics - works.
- Java FX Controls - works.
- Java FX Media - does not work.
- Java FX Webkit - does not work.
The following pipelines are known to work: EGL, SW (direct framebuffer) and GTK. By default, Liberica tries to use the accelerated EGL pipeline, which requires the presence of EGL libraries. If they are not found, the implementation falls back to software rendering.
Use the following command line options to specify the rendering pipeline:
- -Dprism.order=sw forces the use of software rendering pipeline.
- -Dprism.order=es2 forces the use of EGL pipeline and hardware acceleration.
- -Djavafx.platform=gtk if you would like to launch a LibericaFX application using Liberica from X11.
Please refer to the following wiki for more information.
Device IO API for the Raspberry Pi
Liberica JDK comes with a bundled OpenJDK Device I/O (DIO) API implementation module. DIO provides a Java API for accessing Raspberry PI GPIO pins and for communicating with peripheral devices:
- General Purpose Input/Output (GPIO).
- Inter-Integrated Circuit Bus (I2C), Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI).
- Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART).
Please refer to the following wiki for more information.
BellSoft Liberica follows the security baselines for Oracle Java SE. Please refer to the Oracle documentation for a list of issues fixed in a given release.
LibericaFX and EGL on Raspbian
As of 2017, the default location of Broadcom libEGL.so and libGLESv2.so has changed in Raspbian OS. If you’d like to leverage hardware EGL acceleration available from Broadcom video drivers in LibericaFX while running a recent Raspbian OS, run the following command:
cd /opt/vc/lib sudo ln -s libbrcmEGL.so libEGL.so sudo ln -s libbrcmGLESv2.so libGLESv2.so
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|8210782||Upgrade HarfBuzz to the latest 2.3.1|
|8211936||Better String parsing|
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|8213431||Improve file protocol handling|
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|8215472||(zipfs) Cleanups in implementation classes of jdk.zipfs and tests|
|8215982||(tz) Upgrade time-zone data to tzdata2018i|
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|8217647||JFR: recordings on 32-bit systems unreadable|
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|8217737||Change the release version from 12.0.1 to 12.0.2|
|8217879||hs_err should print more instructions in hex dump|
|8218152||[javac] fails and exits with no error if a bad annotation processor provided|
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|8218781||Localized names for Japanese era Reiwa in COMPAT provider|
|8218863||Better endpoint checks|
|8218873||Improve JSSE endpoint checking|
|8218876||Improve PNG support options|
|8219448||split-if update_uses accesses stale idom data|
|8219775||Certificate validation improvements|
|8220166||Performance regression in deserialization (4-6% in SPECjbb)|
|8220495||Update GIFlib library to the 5.1.8|
|8220517||Enhanced GIF support|
|8220625||tools/javac/classreader/8171132/BadConstantValue.java failed with “did not see expected error”|
|8221345||Better Poly1305 support|
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|8221530||Caller sensitive methods not handling caller = null when invoked by JNI code with no java frames on stack|
|8221639||[i386] expand_exec_shield_cs_limit workaround is undefined code after JDK-8199717|
|8221880||Better customization for Windows RC properties FileDescription and ProductName|
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|8222027||java/util/logging/LogManager/TestLoggerNames.java generates intermittent ClassCastException|
|8222078||test/jdk/java/lang/reflect/exeCallerAccessTest/exeCallerAccessTest.c build fails after 8221530|
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|8222136||Remove two Comodo root CA certificates that are expiring|
|8222137||Remove T-Systems root CA certificate|
|8222262||change milestone to fcs for jdk 12.0.2 build 2 on jdk12.0.2 repos|
|8222397||x86_32 tests with UseSHA1Intrinsics SEGV due to garbled registers|
|8222403||Shenandoah: Remove ShenandoahAlwaysTrueClosure, use AlwaysTrueClosure instead|
|8222410||java/nio/file/attribute/BasicFileAttributeView/UnixSocketFile hangs when “nc” does not accept “-U”|
|8222425||Shenandoah: Move commonly used closures to separate files|
|8222522||Add configure options for Mac Bundle creation|
|8222532||(zipfs) Performance regression when writing ZipFileSystem entries in parallel|
|8222678||Improve TLS negotiation|
|8222838||Shenandoah: SEGV on accessing cset bitmap for NULL ptr|
|8222843||Print Shenandoah cset map addresses in hs_err|
|8222930||ConcurrentSkipListMap.clone() shares size variable between original and clone|
|8223003||SunMSCAPI keys are not cleaned up|
|8223427||[TESTBUG] Disable JTReg Shenandoah tests when Graal is enabled|
|8223437||Backout JDK-8219974 Restore static callsite resolution for the current class|
|8223446||Shenandoah breaks alignment with some HumongousThreshold values|
|8223447||Stabilize gc/shenandoah/TestStringDedupStress test|
|8223472||volatile long field corruption on x86_32|
|8223499||Remove two DocuSign root certificates that are expiring|
|8223555||Cleanups in cacerts tests|
|8223570||Shenandoah needs to acquire lock before CLDG::clear_claimed_marks|
|8223597||jdk/nio/zipfs/ZipFSTester.java RuntimeException: CHECK_FAILED! (getAttribute.crc
|8223651||Build fails with –with-jvm-features=-jfr and –disable-precompiled-headers|
|8223759||Shenandoah should allow arbitrarily low initial heap size|
|8223762||Shenandoah: overflows in calculations involving heap capacity|
|8223767||Shenandoah fails to build on Solaris x86_64|
|8223980||Shenandoah: Refactor and fix ObjArrayChunkedTask verification|
|8224907||Backout JDK-8209901 from JDK 11u-cpu and 12u-cpu|
|8227230||Backout JDK-8215367 from update releases|