Difference Between Zulu Openjdk and OpenJDK

Difference between Zulu OpenJDK vs OpenJDK

What is OpenJDK

OpenJDK is the short form of Open Java Development Kit similar to Oracle's Java Development Kit used to develop Java Applications. Main difference between Oracle JDK and OpenJDK is that OpenJDK is free for all while Oracle Java Development Kit or Oracle JDK requires commercial license.

OpenJDK vs Oracle JDK

OpenJDK is the open source implementation of the Java Platform Standard Edition and is free to use with General Public License Version 2 ; GPLv2. OpenJDK 7 is the reference implementation of the Java SE 7 Specification. For more details you can refer the official Java SE 7 specification from Java Community Process here.

OpenJDK 7 was released on 28th July 2011,Since decision to Open Source JDK came late in the life cycle of the development of JDK 6, JDK 7 was first released as open source. Since Java SE 6 was needed as well, to maintain backword compatibility OpenJDK 6 was released by removing the OpenJDK 7 features inappropriate for a Java SE 6 specification.

Community OpenJDK source code can be downloaded from Mercurial repository

OpenJDK developer's guide and openjdk documentation is available at the official OpenJDK website. https://openjdk.java.net.

What is Zulu OpenJDK ?

Azul Zulu OpenJDK is the Commercial Open Java Development Kit Developed by Azul Systems. Similar to Oracle's Java Development Kit, Zulu Openjdk installation is simple and for Production Zulu OpenJDK needs subscription. However, All Zulu Community distributions of OpenJDK are free to download and use without restrictions. Unlike any other OpenJDK vendors, Zulu openjdk has plans to commertial support java 9,13, and 15.

Zulu Openjdk vs OpenJDK

Zulu OpenJDK
  • Zulu OpenJDK is based on OpenJDK.

  • Open Source and 100% freely available. Azul Zulu provides free quaterly Multiplatform builds

  • Multiple installers and packages ( tar, deb, msi, dmg, jdk/jres)

  • Java Flight Recorder and Mission Control ( for java 8)

  • Where to Download Zulu OpenJDK ? We can download Zulu OpenJDK from Zulu OpenJDK

  • OpenJDK is developed, maintained and Supported by Oracle and OpenJDK community.
    OpenJDKinitially was donated to public by Sun Microystems.

  • Open Source and 100% freely available.

  • No msi, dmg installers and deb packages

  • Java Flight Recorder available in OpenJDK 11

  • Where to Download OpenJDK ? We can download OpenJDK community version at the below site.https://jdk.java.net/ You can also download OpenJDK from AdoptOpenJDK which provides an open and reproducible build and test system for OpenJDK source across multiple platforms. AdoptOpenJDK provides OpenJDK binaries for the Java ecosystem.

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