Version Released Active Support Security Support Release
13 2 months ago
(17 Sep 2019)
Ends in 4 months
(31 Mar 2020)
Ends in 4 months
(31 Mar 2020)
13.0.0
12 8 months ago
(19 Mar 2019)
Ended 1 month and 3 weeks ago
(30 Sep 2019)
Ended 1 month and 3 weeks ago
(30 Sep 2019)
NA
11 (LTS) 1 year and 1 month ago
(25 Sep 2018)
Ends in 3 years and 10 months
(30 Sep 2023)
Ends in 6 years and 10 months
(30 Sep 2026)
11.0.5
10 1 year and 8 months ago
(20 Mar 2018)
Ended 1 year and 1 month ago
(25 Sep 2018)
Ended 1 year and 1 month ago
(25 Sep 2018)
NA
9 2 years ago
(21 Sep 2017)
Ended 1 year and 8 months ago
(20 Mar 2018)
Ended 1 year and 8 months ago
(20 Mar 2018)
NA
8 (LTS) 5 years and 8 months ago
(18 Mar 2014)
Ends in 2 years and 4 months
(31 Mar 2022)
Ends in 5 years
(31 Mar 2025)
8u232
7 8 years ago
(07 Jul 2011)
Ended 3 months and 3 weeks ago
(31 Jul 2019)
Ends in 2 years and 8 months
(31 Jul 2022)
7u221
6 12 years ago
(11 Dec 2006)
Ended 3 years and 10 months ago
(31 Dec 2015)
Ended 10 months ago
(31 Dec 2018)
NA

Java as developed by the OpenJDK Project, owned and primarily employed by Oracle, has been on a 6-month rapid-release cycle since the release of Java 10, and starting with Java 11, has new LTS releases every six releases, or three years. Java 8 is the last release on the old cycle methodology still in active support. Non-LTS releases are supported for 6 months.

Official builds and support from Oracle come in two varieties: open source under the GNU GPL, and a proprietary license that must be purchased. Only the very latest Java release is available pre-built with the open source license, one must purchase support to get builds from Oracle for 8 or 11. Other projects such as AdoptOpenJDK or Linux distributions may provide builds external of Oracle and are governed under the open source license.

More information is available on the Java/OpenJDK website.

You should be running one of the supported release numbers listed above in the rightmost column.

You can check the version that you are currently using by running:

java --version


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