Why is OpenJDK 8 supported for longer than OpenJDK 11?

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Issue

  • The OpenJDK Lifecycle shows that OpenJDK 8 will be supported until May 2026, nearly 2 years after OpenJDK 11 support will end in October 2024.
  • Why was OpenJDK 8 supported extended from June 2023 to May 2026?
  • Why does support for OpenJDK 11 end before OpenJDK 8?

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