Azul Systems, provider of an open source Java platform, has announced plans to deliver OpenJDK builds for Apple’s series of Apple Silicon Macs to provide developers and users of these new Macs with native Java support for current and popular Java versions.
CEO Scott Sellers says Azul has been leading the OpenJDK community effort initiated in August 2020, to add support for Apple Silicon, ARM-based Macs in future versions of OpenJDK. In addition to targeting future Java versions, such as Java 16 via JEP 391, Azul will make OpenJDK builds of currently popular Java versions, including Zulu builds of OpenJDK 8, 11, 13, and 15, widely available for use on Apple Silicon Macs, he says.
Azul Zulu builds of OpenJDK are tested and certified open source JDKs, and cover the industry’s widest supported range of OpenJDK versions, target platforms, and package types. Azul Zulu builds of OpenJDK are free to download and use without restrictions, with optional support available from Azul via Zulu Enterprise subscription plans.