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Java News Roundup: Eclipse GlassFish, Open Liberty, MicroStream, JHipster, WildFly, EclipseLink

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This week's Java roundup for August 29th, 2022, features news from OpenJDK, JDK 20, Eclipse GlassFish 7.0.0-M8, Quarkus 2.12.0, Open Liberty and, MicroStream 07.01.00-beta2, WildFly 26.1.2, JHipster 7.9.3, EclipseLink 4.0.0-RC1, Hibernate 5.6.11, JDKMon 17.0.35 and Apache Camel Quarkus 2.12.0.


Joe Darcy, member of the technical staff at Oracle, Java Platform Group, has proposed to drop support for -source/-target/--release 7 command-line options from javac with the release of JDK 20. Darcy refers to JEP 182, Policy for Retiring javac -source and -target Options, that discusses the appropriate time frame to support older versions of the JDK. Feedback, so far, has been a concern for the Maven compiler plugin that still uses version 1.7 as default.

Magnus Ihse Bursie, principal member of technical staff at Oracle, has proposed to drop support for Visual Studio 2017 (VS2017) for the following reasons:

  • VS2017 was moved to "Mainstream End Date" by Microsoft in April, 2022
  • VS2017 does not support C11 properly, which makes the fix for JDK-8292008 non-ideal
  • VS2017 does not support the new conformant preprocessor, which will likewise make JDK-8247283 only half-fixed
  • VS2017 required ugly workarounds like, JDK-8286459, which should likely be reverted once support has been dropped

Feedback, so far, has been a concern for development teams that still use VS2017.

JDK 19

JDK 19 remains in its release candidate phase with the anticipated GA release on September 20, 2022. The release notes include links to documents such as the complete API specification and an annotated API specification comparing the differences between JDK 18 (Build 36) and JDK 19 (Build 36). InfoQ will follow-up with a more detailed news story.

JDK 20

Build 13 of the JDK 20 early-access builds was also made available this past week, featuring updates from Build 12 that include fixes to various issues. Further details on this build may be found in the release notes.

For JDK 19 and JDK 20, developers are encouraged to report bugs via the Java Bug Database.

Eclipse GlassFish

On the road to GlassFish 7.0.0, the eighth milestone release was made available by the Eclipse Foundation to deliver integrations of: Eclipse Exousia 2.1.0 (a compatible implementation of Jakarta Authorization); Eclipse Krazo 3.0 (a compatible implementation of Jakarta MVC); Eclipse Expressly 5.0.0 (a compatible implementation of Jakarta Expression Language); Hibernate Validator 8.0.0.CR3 (a compatible implementation of Jakarta Bean Validation); and a re-integration of Jakarta MVC 2.1.

GlassFish 7.0.0-M8 compiles and runs on JDK 11 to JDK 19, contains the final Jakarta EE 10 APIs, and fully passes the Jakarta EE 10 Full TCK and the Jakarta EE 10 Web Profile TCK.


Red Hat has released Quarkus 2.12.0 featuring: upgrades to Kotlin 1.7, Microsoft SQL Server 11.2.0.jre11 and version 22.2 of GraalVM and Mandrel, a downstream distribution of GraalVM Community Edition; and support for SmallRye Config SecretKeys. More details on this release may be found in the release notes.

Open Liberty

IBM has promoted Open Liberty from its beta release to deliver Password Utilities 1.1 that eliminates undesired behavior of forcefully federating stand-alone user registries via a default initialization of the Federated User Registry or Jakarta Connectors.

Open Liberty has also been released featuring: support for JDK 19; a preview of MicroProfile Telemetry, a new specification to be included in MicroProfile 6.0; the ability to programmatically choose an alternative implementation of Jakarta XML Binding 4.0; and the ability to expose SPI interfaces of the Basic Extensions using Liberty Libraries (BELL) 1.0 and inject properties into those BELL services.


On the road to MicroStream 07.01.00, the second beta release has been made available to provide: improved CDI integration that ​​clearly indicates what objects have changed, i.e., objects marked as dirty, and synchronously stores those changes; improved integration with Spring Boot that adds interceptor logic to store marked objects at end of a method; storing a reference to a marked implementation of the Lazy interface; and enabling the MicroStream cache.


Red Hat has released WildFly 26.1.2.Final featuring component upgrades such as: WildFly Core 18.1.2.Final; Netty 4.1.79; Apache MyFaces 2.3.10 and 3.0.2; Hibernate ORM 5.3.28.Final; RESTEasy 4.7.7.Final; and Jackson Core and Databind 2.12.7.

According to the WildFly Release Plans for 2022, there will no longer be support for JDK 8, Jakarta EE 8 and MicroProfile 4.1 with the release of WildFly 27. Jakarta EE 10 and JDK 11 will be defined as minimal versions. More details on this release may be found in the list of issues.


JHipster 7.9.3 has been released featuring; an dependency upgrade to Spring Boot 2.7.3; the ability for the JHipster Domain Language (JDL) to search with no value; support for Keycloak 19.0.1; and fixed issues with Microsoft SQL Server and the generate-blueprint workflow.


The first release candidate of EclipseLink 4.0.0, one of the compatible implementations of the Jakarta Persistence 3.1 specification, has been made available to the Java community. Among the many changes: an improved query parameter binding; a memory leak fix in the clone() method defined in the BatchFetchPolicy class; updates to the Jakarta Persistence test framework; dependency upgrades to PostgreSQL 42.4.1 and MongoDB; and a fix for the query exception in the CriteriaBuilder interface. More details on this release may be found in the release notes.


Hibernate ORM 5.6.11.Final has been released featuring fixes for: an issue that caused severe performance drops in large projects; and an exception when trying to select the ID of an association annotated with the @NotFound annotation.


Version 17.0.35 of JDKMon, a tool that monitors and updates installed JDKs, has been made available to the Java community this past week. Created by Gerrit Grunwald, principal engineer at Azul, this new version ships with: an updated CVE scanner; a fix for the detection of Zulu Prime; and a new property to display unknown builds of OpenJDK.

Apache Camel

Maintaining alignment with Quarkus, Camel Quarkus 2.12.0, containing Camel 3.18.1 and Quarkus 2.12.0.Final, features the long-awaited and highly-requested CXF SOAP extension that is now available for both JVM and native modes. More details on this release may be found in the list of issues.

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