Community Support

Read Java Is Still Free (3.0.0) for some background information about Java support options. We are prepared to stand behind our release quality binaries, so each build that is identified as a release receives support via the Adoptium community. Our support means that you can raise an issue to describe a bug you have found in the build, and we will work with you and the appropriate development team to resolve it. Any fixes we identify will be delivered as part of the next Adoptium release.

As a community of open source developers, our commitment is to triage any issues raised and champion them in the appropriate source code project. Of course, if the problem arises from the way we build and test the code we can fix that directly. For dedicated support with service level agreements you should contact commercial companies offering support on Temurin binaries.

Release Roadmap

The frequency of Adoptium releases is guided by the schedule of our dependencies.

OpenJDK provide a new feature release every six months, and a maintenance/security update based upon each active release every three months. The release dates for those from the OpenJDK project are typically the Tuesdays closest to the 17th of January, April, July and October. We will follow this schedule for publishing binary releases from Adoptium to ensure you get the latest, most secure builds.

In addition, every two years since 2021 one feature release will be designated as a Long Term Supported (LTS) release. We will support LTS releases for at least four years. This assurance will allow you to stay on a well-defined code stream, and give you time to migrate to the next, new, stable, LTS release when it becomes available.

Based upon this roadmap, here is the timetable for the various OpenJDK releases used to build Eclipse Temurin. Note that specific release dates below are from the OpenJDK source project and may not match the date the Adoptium project will have binaries available - there will usually be a short delay while we complete our extensive build and tests cycles.

Java Version First Availability Latest Release Next Release Due End of Availability [1]

Java 19

Sep 2022

Not available

20 Sep 2022

Expected Mar 2023

Java 18

Mar 2022

19 Apr 2022

19 Jul 2022

Sep 2022

Java 17 (LTS)

Sep 2021

19 Apr 2022

19 Jul 2022

At least Oct 2027

Java 16

Mar 2021

20 Jul 2021


Sep 2021

Java 11 (LTS)

Sep 2018

19 Apr 2022

19 Jul 2022

At least Oct 2024

Java 8 (LTS)

Mar 2014

19 Apr 2022

19 Jul 2022

At least Nov 2026

[1] As a general philosophy, Adoptium will continue to build binaries for LTS releases as long as the corresponding upstream source is actively maintained.

[2] End of Service/Support Life - this code stream is no longer being maintained. No further builds of Eclipse Temurin are planned.

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