JDK 16 EA build 18 is now available

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JDK 16 EA build 18 is now available

Rory O'Donnell
Hi Dominik,

OpenJDK 16 Early Access build 18**is now available at http://jdk.java.net/16

  * These early-access , open-source builds are provided under the
      o GNU General Public License, version 2, with the Classpath
        Exception <http://openjdk.java.net/legal/gplv2+ce.html>.

  * Features:
      o JEPs proposed to target JDK 16
          + JEP 376: ZGC: Concurrent Thread-Stack Processing
            <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/376>
          + JEP 386: Alpine Linux Port <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/386>
          + JEP 388: Windows/AArch64 Port
            <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/388>
      o JEPs targeted to JDK 16, so far:
          + JEP 338: Vector API (Incubator)
            <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/338>
          + JEP 347: Enable C++14 Language Features
            <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/347>
          + JEP 357: Migrate from Mercurial to Git
            <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/357>
          + JEP 369: Migrate to GitHub <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/369>
          + JEP 387: Elastic Metaspace <https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/387>

  * Release Notes are available at http://jdk.java.net/16/release-notes

**

  * Changes in recent builds that maybe of interest:
      o Build 17
          + JDK-8247281: Object monitors no longer keep strong
            references to their associated object
          + JDK-8202473: A type variable with multiple bounds does not
            correctly place type annotation
              # Reported by ByteBuddy
          + JDK-8234808: jdb quoted option parsing broken
              # Reported by Apache Tomcat
      o Build 16
          + JDK-8172366: SUN, SunRsaSign, and SunEC Providers Supports
            SHA-3 Based Signature Algorithms
          + JDK-8244706: GZIPOutputStream now sets the GZIP OS Header
            Field to the correct default value

  * Quality Report for September 2020 was published here [1]. Thanks to
    everyone who contributed by creating features or enhancements,
    logging  bugs, or downloading and testing the early-access builds.


*__*
Rgds,Rory

[1]
https://wiki.openjdk.java.net/display/quality/Quality+Outreach+report+September+2020

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Rgds, Rory O'Donnell
Quality Engineering Manager
Oracle EMEA, Dublin, Ireland