The company has put on the table some modifications that will affect the way in which the tool is produced and distributed.
Oracle has proposed some changes for Java StandarD Edition (Java SE) that will arrive in March of 2018 and look for to facilitate the work of the developers.
The first point of its proposals is a new model of launches more frequently than the current one, in order to meet the needs of the developers, who expect a more flexible and frequent cycles .
In particular, the idea is to have new versions of Java SE every 6 months (in March and September), with quarterly updates and a launch of long-term support every three years.
On the other hand, Oracle also plans to offer OpenJDK binaries under the GPL license for public use, a widely used model in the field of free software.
The first version of the new GPL license will be JDK (Java SE Development Kit) 9 , and the mimsa builds will be produced and distributed on the platforms most used by developers such as Linux, MacOS and Windows in the x64 architecture .
Also, Oracle has also raised the possibility of converting into open source some functionscurrently only available in Oracle JDK, such as Java Flight Recorder.
The idea of the Larry Ellison company for the long term is that there are no technical differences between the builds and binaries of OpenJDK, so that it will work with OpenJDK collaborators to build an open infrastructure for the production and testing of its development platform, which will continue to include long-term support in some versions .