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Latest information and notable changes in the IBM Semeru Runtimes.

IBM Semeru Runtimes release notes

Component versions and editions

IBM® Semeru Runtimes releases fully implement the Oracle Java™ Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) application programming interfaces (APIs). The packages are built from the following components:

  • OpenJDK class libraries
  • Eclipse OpenJ9 Java virtual machine implementation

Release information for the version of each component can be found in the following locations:

  • Eclipse OpenJ9: The OpenJ9 release notes summarize any notable changes and limitations in each release.
  • OpenJDK class libraries: OpenJDK release information is summarized at the https://foojay.io website.

IBM Semeru Runtimes is available in two editions with different licenses:

  • IBM Semeru Runtime Certified Edition has an IBM license and is a Java Platform, Standard Edition compatible implementation.
  • IBM Semeru Runtime™ Open Edition has an open source license (GPLv2+Classpath extension).

Refer to the getting started guide on how to use the package name or java -version command to determine the component version and edition.

Latest available releases

The following tables shows the latest available release for all editions and versions:

Certified edition

Latest release Release date OpenJDK version OpenJ9 version Notes
11.0.12.1 Sept 2021 11.0.12, build 7 0.27.1 Only available on AIX and Linux Power Systems.
11.0.12.0 Sept 2021 11.0.12, build 7 0.27

Open edition

Latest release Release date OpenJDK version OpenJ9 version Notes
16.0.2.1 Sept 2021 16.0.2, build 7 0.27.1 Only available on AIX and Linux Power Systems.
16.0.2.0 July 2021 16.0.2, build 7 0.27
11.0.12.1 Sept 2021 11.0.12, build 7 0.27.1 Only available on AIX and Linux Power Systems.
11.0.12.0 July 2021 11.0.12, build 7 0.27
8.0.302.1 Sept 2021 8u302, build 8 0.27.1 Only available on AIX and Linux Power Systems.
8.0.302.0 July 2021 8u302, build 8 0.27

Other notable changes in these releases:

Note: HotSpot specific CVEs are not applicable to IBM Semeru Runtimes binaries.


16.0.2.1

  • Open edition, September 2021

IBM Semeru Runtimes Open Edition 16.0.2.1 contains OpenJDK 16.0.2 build 7 (release highlights, security vulnerabilities) and OpenJ9 0.27.1 (release notes).

IBM Power10 support

This release introduces support for IBM Power10 for IBM Semeru Runtimes Open Edition 16. Refer to the support guide for the list of supported platforms and configurations.


16.0.2.0

  • Open edition, July 2021

IBM Semeru Runtimes Open Edition 16.0.2.0 contains OpenJDK 16.0.2 build 7 (release highlights, security vulnerabilities) and OpenJ9 0.27 (release notes).

java.vendor system property

In this release, the java.vendor system property is set to "International Business Machines Corporation". This string will change in a future release.

Docker image availability

For this first release, the primary focus is to get archives and installers ready. Docker images follow soon.

RESTful API

IBM is working to host a RESTful API server using the new Eclipse Adoptium™ OpenAPI definition. Until that is ready use the API provided by the AdoptOpenJDK community to interact with IBM Semeru Runtimes. For more information refer to the Getting started guide.

Windows binary file descriptions

The File Description property of binary files are incorrectly set to 'IBM Semeru Platform'. The file descriptions will be set to 'IBM Semeru Runtime' in the next release.

Note: HotSpot specific CVEs are not applicable to IBM Semeru Runtimes binaries.


11.0.12.1

  • Certified edition, September 2021
  • Open edition, September 2021

IBM Semeru Runtime Open Edition 11.0.12.1 and IBM Semeru Runtime Certified Edition 11.0.12.1 contain OpenJDK 11.0.12 build 7 ( release highlights, security vulnerabilities) and OpenJ9 0.27.1 (release notes).

IBM Power10 support

This release introduces support for IBM Power10 for both the certified and open edition of the IBM Semeru Runtimes. Refer to the support guide for the list of supported platforms and configurations.


11.0.12.0

  • Certified edition, September 2021
  • Open edition, July 2021

IBM Semeru Runtime Open Edition 11.0.12.0 and IBM Semeru Runtime Certified Edition 11.0.12.0 contain OpenJDK 11.0.12 build 7 ( release highlights, security vulnerabilities) and OpenJ9 0.27 (release notes).

IBM Semeru Runtimes editions

This release provides two editions of the IBM Semeru Runtimes called the IBM Semeru Runtime Certified Edition and IBM Semeru Runtime Certified Edition. For more information about the similarities and differences between the open edition and the certified edition refer to the Getting started guide.

java.vendor system property

In this release, the java.vendor system property is set to "International Business Machines Corporation". This string will change in a future release.

Docker image availability

For this first release, the primary focus is to get archives and installers ready. Docker images follow soon.

RESTful API

IBM is working to host a RESTful API server using the new Eclipse Adoptium™ OpenAPI definition. Until that is ready use the API provided by the AdoptOpenJDK community to interact with IBM Semeru Runtimes. For more information refer to the Getting started guide.

Windows binary file descriptions

The File Description property of binary files are incorrectly set to 'IBM Semeru Platform'. The file descriptions will be set to 'IBM Semeru Runtime' in the next release.

Note: HotSpot specific CVEs are not applicable to IBM Semeru Runtimes binaries.


8.0.302.1

  • Open edition, September 2021

IBM Semeru Runtime Open Edition 8.0.302.1 contains OpenJDK 8u302 build 8 (release highlights, security vulnerabilities) and OpenJ9 0.27.1 (release notes).

IBM Power10 support

This release introduces support for IBM Power10 for IBM Semeru Runtimes Open Edition 8. Refer to the support guide for the list of supported platforms and configurations.


8.0.302.0

  • Open edition, July 2021

IBM Semeru Runtime Open Edition 8.0.302.0 contains OpenJDK 8u302 build 8 (release highlights, security vulnerabilities) and OpenJ9 0.27 (release notes).

java.vendor system property

In this release, the java.vendor system property is set to "International Business Machines Corporation". This string will change in a future release.

Docker image availability

For this first release, the primary focus is to get archives and installers ready. Docker images follow soon.

RESTful API

IBM is working to host a RESTful API server using the new Eclipse Adoptium™ OpenAPI definition. Until that is ready use the API provided by the AdoptOpenJDK community to interact with IBM Semeru Runtimes. For more information refer to the Getting started guide.

Windows binary file descriptions

The File Description property of binary files are incorrectly set to 'IBM Semeru Platform'. The file descriptions will be set to 'IBM Semeru Runtime' in the next release.

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Document Information

Modified date:
16 September 2021

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ibm16450381