Java JDK 9 Firmed Up For A Late July Release
Written by Michael Larabel in Oracle on 18 October 2016 at 01:03 PM EDT. 18 Comments
The JDK 9 release schedule is indeed being pushed back by four months and now will be released in late July.

Mark Reinhold of Oracle has confirmed the release schedule change following no objections from the four month pushback. The general availability date for Java JDK 9 is now set for 27 July 2017 while the feature extension completion deadline is 22 December. The firmed up schedule was posted today to the jdk9-dev mailing list. This is actually a secondary delay after JDK 9 was originally talked about for shipping in September of 2016.

Java 9 is set to bring HTTP 2.0 support, garbage collection improvements, the new jshell command line tool, improvements to the Process API, Unicode 7.0/8.0 support, AArch64 (ARM 64-bit) Linux support, GTK3 support on Linux while retaining GTK2 support for Java applications, and the reason for the four month delay: Project Jigsaw. Jigsaw is the effort around a standard module system for Java SE.

More details on what's coming for JDK 9 can be found via the project site. New features are specifically talked about here.
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