Since 2019, there are various ways to get Java and free updates. There are several solutions that do not have Java certification (in the TCK sense) but allow you to run Java-like programs. This page answers the only question: where you can get all these things.
Warning: work in progress.
Full details will be provided later in a wiki-like structure.
This paper explains what’s going on exactly. You can trust it.
Major Binary Distributions
- Liberica JDK (BellSoft)
- Zulu (Azul)
- SapMachine (SAP)
- Corretto (Amazon)
- Red Hat build of OpenJDK
- Oracle build of OpenJDK (GPL License)
- Oracle JDK (OTN License)
- AdoptOpenJDK with Eclipse OpenJ9 (a high performance, scalable JVM implementation that is fully compliant with the Java SE, a component of Open Liberty)
- Azul Zing (JavaSE-compliant JVM with state-of-the-art C4 garbage collector)
- Alibaba Dragonwell8 (an in-house OpenJDK implementation at Alibaba optimized for online e-commerce, financial, logistics applications running on 100,000+ servers. Alibaba Dragonwell is the engine that runs these distributed Java applications in extreme scaling)
- GNU IcedTea (provides a harness to build OpenJDK using Free Software build tools and adds a number of key features like special fixes, non-standard JITs and even support for alternative JamVM & CACAO virtual machines)
- Aleksey Shipilev’s Binary Builds (bleeding edge release and debug JDK builds, JDK tools, and other development goodies)
Note: Excelsior announced that there will be no next versions of Excelsior JET. We’re shocked just like you. We will keep you posted on any further update from the team.