OpenJDK For Windows 10 On ARM Is Now Available

The first phase of porting has been submitted to the OpenJDK project in collaboration with Red Hat.

Recently, Microsoft unveiled that it has completed the first phase of porting OpenJDK for Windows 10 on Arm (AArch64) based devices. The team behind the project said that they are in the process of upstreaming the initial changes to the OpenJDK project.
 
According to the company, the port, led by Monica Beckwith with support from Ludovic Henry, has already been submitted to the OpenJDK project in collaboration with Red Hat. An Early Access binary has been launched and is available via GitHub project. So, developers can download and try it now.
 
Microsoft had announced the acquisition of jClarity last year in order to optimize Java workloads on Azure, which started the Java Engineering Group in Microsoft’s Developer Division, helping deliver on the vision of any developer, any app, and any platform.
 
Microsoft said that though the port is not 100% feature-complete, it is based on the OpenJDK tip branch (16+) and can run most workloads, including SPEC SERT and all of the SPEC Java suites.
 
So, programmers can commence developing Java on Windows 10 ARM64 compatible laptops, with the core Java extensions on the recently announced VS Code for Windows ARM64 along with regular tools such as Apache Maven, Gradle, and others.