JDK 18 / Java 18 GA is released. JDK 18 is a short-term maintenance release that will receive six months of support. Despite this, it is still available for use in production environments. According to the development plan, JDK 19 will be released this September, and the next LTS version, JDK 21, will be released in September 2023. JDK 18 includes a total of nine JEPs, as well as hundreds of smaller enhancements and more than a thousand bug fixes.