What’s up at AdoptOpenJDK

20 Million Downloads

First and foremost AdoptOpenJDK has officially hit 20 million downloads! Steve Wallin was the first to tweet about it here:

With the recent launch of the AdoptOpenJDK Download Dashboard, it has become easier than ever to track the downloads for each release. It was only on the 14th March that the project hit the 15 million downloads milestone so to get another 5 million downloads in under a month is a true testament to the rapid growth of the project.

Dashboard displaying 20 million downloads of AdoptOpenJDK https://dash.adoptopenjdk.net — 8th April 2019

OpenJDK 12

Yes, that’s right! The first public OpenJDK™ 12 release came out on the 19th March…

AdoptOpenJDK got their first releases out just 24 hours after the upstream project which is an incredible achievement so a massive thank you to all who were involved!

For HotSpot releases click here.

For OpenJ9 releases click here.


Another big milestone was reached here! The official twitter account reached 5000 followers on the 28th of March. If you haven’t already make sure you give the account a follow to always get the latest updates from the project.


Lots of work has been taking place behind the scenes at the installer workgroup. For those who haven’t already noticed, both Windows (.msi) and macOS (.pkg) installers have been produced as part of the nightly pipelines for a couple of weeks now. For those wanting Linux installers (.deb and .rpm) you’ll be pleased to know that they too are well underway here. The OpenJDK 12 release was the first release to go out with installers for both Windows and macOS but OpenJDK 8 and 11 are also soon to be released. The .pkg installers are now also getting rolled out by default in the homebrew casks rather than using the tarballs.

AdoptOpenJDK System Status

For those looking for status updates on AdoptOpenJDK you can now head over to the brand new status page where any critical service announcements will be posted: https://status.adoptopenjdk.net/

Commercial Support

The support page at AdoptOpenJDK was updated. It now includes the commercial support offerings by both IBM and jClarity.


The AdoptOpenJDK project was very excited to welcome the Icedtea-web repo to the project which was kindly donated by the folks at RedHat. The move happened in March and there has been lots of activity in the new repo which can be found here.

Testimonials Page

AdoptOpenJDK is creating a testimonials page for the website. The idea here is that we can use it as a platform to show off all the companies that have already started AdoptOpenJDK binaries in production. If you’d like to have your own company logo included in this then fill in the Google Form in the tweet below:

Do you have questions or want to discuss this post? Hit us up on the AdoptOpenJDK Slack workspace!

George Adams

Posted by George AdamsJava Program Manager @microsoft, Chair of TSC @AdoptOpenJDK, Core Collaborator @nodejs

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