Chapter 1. Red Hat build of OpenJDK overview

The Red Hat build of OpenJDK is a free and open source implementation of the Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE). It is based on the upstream OpenJDK 8u, OpenJDK 11u, and OpenJDK 17u projects and includes the Shenandoah Garbage Collector in all versions.

  • Multi-platform - The Red Hat build of OpenJDK is now supported on Windows and RHEL. This helps you standardize on a single Java platform across desktop, datacenter, and hybrid cloud.
  • Frequent releases - Red Hat delivers quarterly updates of JRE and JDK for the Red Hat build of OpenJDK 8, Red Hat build of OpenJDK 11, and Red Hat build of OpenJDK 17 distributions. These are available as rpm, portables, msi, zip files and containers.
  • Long-term support - Red Hat supports the recently released Red Hat build of OpenJDK 8, Red Hat build of OpenJDK 11, and Red Hat build of OpenJDK 17 distributions. For more information about the support lifecycle, see OpenJDK Life Cycle and Support Policy.
  • Java Web Start - Red Hat build of OpenJDK supports Java Web Start for RHEL.