What is Amazon Corretto 8? - Amazon Corretto 8

What is Amazon Corretto 8?

Amazon Corretto is a no-cost, multiplatform, production-ready distribution of the Open Java Development Kit (OpenJDK). Corretto comes with long-term support that includes performance enhancements and security fixes. Amazon runs Corretto internally on thousands of production services and Corretto is certified as compatible with the Java SE standard. With Corretto, you can develop and run Java applications on popular operating systems, including Linux, Windows, and macOS.

Amazon Corretto 8 is a Long-Term Supported (LTS) distribution of OpenJDK 8

This guide includes a list of patches applied to OpenJDK for this release of Amazon Corretto 8, and installation instructions for the platforms supported by this version.

Long Term Support (LTS)

LTS includes Amazon's commitment to provide performance enhancements and security updates at no cost until at least the specified date for the relevant release version. Updates are planned to be released quarterly. Amazon also plans to apply urgent fixes (including security) outside of the regular quarterly cycle when they are available and ready to use.

For more information on LTS timelines see the Corretto support calendar

Related information

In addition to this guide, see the following resources for developers:

Contributing to the SDK

Developers can contribute feedback in the following ways: