Xenial 16.04 OpenJDK 8 (security) updates roadmap?

Asked by perzonaljezus on 2018-06-20

Public update of JDK8 will end 2019-JAN as mentioned by Oracle http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/eol-135779.html .
But since Xenial has the package OpenJDK8 and Xenial is LTS unitl 2021-APR,
does this mean that we can rely on receiving updates incl. security updates for Xenial after 2019-JAN?

Thank you,
Eduard

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2018-06-29
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2018-06-20

I suggest you report a bug

perzonaljezus (ruffert) said : #2

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.

Tom Reynolds (tomreyn) said : #3

Quoting https://ubuntu.com/blog/announcing-openjdk-11-packages-in-ubuntu-18-04-lts :

OpenJDK 8, the former upstream LTS release, is still available and has been moved into the community-supported universe repository. Security updates for OpenJDK 8 will be provided until April 2021 for both Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and 18.04 LTS.