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authorAlex Xu (Hello71) <>2021-08-05 14:35:35 -0400
committerAlex Xu (Hello71) <>2021-08-05 14:35:35 -0400
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+Title: dev-java/*openjdk* provider change, potential move
+Author: Alex Xu (Hello71) <>
+Posted: 2021-08-05
+Revision: 1
+News-Item-Format: 2.0
+Display-If-Installed: dev-java/openjdk
+Display-If-Installed: dev-java/openjdk-bin
+Display-If-Installed: dev-java/openjdk-jre-bin
+Display-If-Installed: dev-java/openj9-openjdk
+Display-If-Installed: dev-java/openj9-openjdk-bin
+Display-If-Installed: dev-java/openj9-openjdk-jre-bin
+As of jdk8u302, jdk-11.0.12+7, and jdk-16.0.2+7, AdoptOpenJDK builds have
+ceased. The replacements are Eclipse Temurin and IBM Semeru builds. Temurin
+JREs and non-x86_64 architectures are not yet available upstream, but will be
+added as they become available. IBM Semeru has JREs and JDKs available for all
+AdoptOpenJDK architectures, so may be an alternative, depending on your use.
+openj9-openjdk also appears to be changing name to IBM Semeru. IBM messaging
+is not clear on this subject, but it seems that OpenJ9 will retain its name,
+but the combination of openj9-openjdk and openj9 will now be called IBM
+Semeru. If this holds, dev-java/openj9-openjdk will likely be moved to
+dev-java/semeru. If that happens, a package move will be used, so no end-user
+action should be necessary.