Hi David & Richard,

OpenJDK 13 Early Access build 28 is now available at : - jdk.java.net/13/

Reminder of a change in b24 - A jrt URI can only encode paths to files in /modules tree (JDK-8224946)

A jrt URL is a hierarchical URI with syntax jrt:/[$MODULE[/$PATH]]. When using the jrt file system, a java.net.URI object can be created with the java.nio.file.Path::toUri method to encode a normalized path to a file in the /modules tree. A jrt URL cannot encode a path to a file in the /packages tree. The jrt file system provider has changed in this release so that toUri fails with IOError when it is not possible to encode the file path as a jrt URI. This change may impact tools have been making use of URLs that are not compliant with the syntax. Tools with paths to files in /packages can use the toRealPath() method to obtain the real path (in /modules) before attempting to convert the file path to a URI.

OpenJDK 14 Early Access build 4 is now available at : - jdk.java.net/14/

Project Valhalla "L-World Inline Types" Early-Access Builds

The Skara tooling is now open source [3]
we are happy to announce that the tooling for project Skara is now open source and available at The Skara tooling includes both server-side tools (so called "bots") as well as several command-line tools
If you have any questions, feedback etc. send them to Skara mailing list [4]

Rgds, Rory

[1] JDK 13 - Changes in b28 here
[2] JDK 14 - Changes in b4 here
[3] https://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/skara-dev/2019-June/000047.html
[4] https://mail.openjdk.java.net/mailman/listinfo/skara-dev
Rgds, Rory O'Donnell
Quality Engineering Manager
Oracle EMEA, Dublin, Ireland