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Java 14 will be released in March 2020. It is not an LTS release and will be obsoleted at the release of Java 15 in September 2020.

Status: early access

Page last updated: 2019-10-15, EA 18.


  • 2019-12-12 Rampdown Phase One
  • 2020-01-16 Rampdown Phase Two
  • 2020-02-06 Initial Release Candidate
  • 2020-02-20 Final Release Candidate
  • 2020-03-17 General Availability


Selected Changes Targeted to Java 14

  • JEP 352: Non-Volatile Mapped Byte Buffers
  • Removed Deprecated APIs (JDK-8191138) (we don't use these)
  • SunJCE provider now throws NoSuchAlgorithmException for AES/GCM/PKCS5Padding (JDK-8180392)
  • Default (XML Transform) ErrorListener No Longer Reports Warnings and Errors to the Console (JDK-8228854) (I'm guessing we don't ever use the default)
  • New Method to SAX ContentHandler for Handling XML Declaration (JDK-8230814) (addition to an interface, but can be ignored because a default no-op implementation is provided)
  • JEP 349: JFR Event Streaming

Proposed to Target Java 14

  • JEP 358: Helpful NullPointerExceptions
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