This is an updated Final Release of this Specification, as
described in Section 3.5.5
of the Java Community ProcessSM Program, version 2.11.
Java SE 18 Release Contents:
Reference Implementation and Technology Compatibility Kit:
- For evaluation, select this download:
- For implementation, select this download:
In the Java Community Process, the Expert Group disbands after Final Release. The Maintenance Lead then takes over the long-term maintenance of the specification, Reference Implementation, and Technology Compatibility Kit. Minor changes to the specification go through a Maintenance process, while major changes are deferred to a new JSR. In Maintenance, the Maintenance Lead tracks issues for the specification in the Issue List and then, when enough minor changes are ready, the Maintenance Lead proposes a list of changes to the specification in a Change Log, which is then posted for Maintenance Review.
Iris Clark, Brian Goetz