*JDK 9 Early Access* b162 <https://jdk9.java.net/download/>
available on java.net
, summary of changes are listed here
There is one fix for a bug reported by Open Source projects since the
last availability email :
* b161 - JDK 8176265 Method overload resolution on a covariant base
type doesn't work in 9
Other change that maybe of interest:
* b162 - JDK 8176503 security-libs Disable SHA-1 TLS Server Certificates
*Better tools for adjusting to strong encapsulation -* please read Mark
Reinhold's email on this topic 
* *Quality Outreach Report for March 2017 *is available , many thanks
for your continued support
and welcome to the new projects!
***Schedule - **JDK 9 Rampdown Phase 2*: Proposal accepted .
The overall goal of this process is to ensure that we fix just the bugs
that must be fixed in order to ensure a successful release.
Oracle's JRE and JDK Cryptographic Roadmap has been updated since last
availability email 
Quality Engineering Manager
Oracle EMEA , Dublin, Ireland