JDK 8u212 Release Notes

Java SE 8u212 Bundled Patch Release (BPR) - Bug Fixes and Updates

The following sections summarize changes made in all Java SE 8u212 BPRs. Bug fixes and any other changes are listed below in date order, most current BPR first. Note that bug fixes in previous BPR are also included in the current BPR.

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Changes in Java SE 8u212 b34

Please note that fixes in 8u212 b34 are included in 8u221-b32.

Bug Fixes

BugId Component Subcomponent Summary
8208666 client-libs 2d Missing glyphs from custom made font when rendering on Graphics2D
8178870 hotspot jvmti instrumentation.retransformClasses cause coredump
8155951 hotspot jvmti VM crash in nsk/jvmti/RedefineClasses/StressRedefine: assert failed: Corrupted constant pool
8151066 hotspot jvmti assert(0 <= i && i < length()) failed: index out of bounds
javafx build Intermittent FX Hudson build failure on Windows: cannot execute gperf

Changes in Java SE 8u212 b33

Bug Fixes

BugId Component Subcomponent Summary
8218674 client-libs javax.swing HTML Tooltip with "img src=" on component doesn't show
install install 8u 211 32 bit MSI uninstalls Java 8u211 64 bit, which is above the security baseline

Changes in Java SE 8u212 b32

Bug Fixes

BugId Component Subcomponent Summary
8204060 javafx graphics [Canvas] Add API in GraphicsContext to control image smoothing
8221263 client-libs 2d [TEST_BUG] RemotePrinterStatusRefresh test is hard to use
8153732 client-libs 2d Windows remote printer changes do not reflect in lookupPrintServices()
8221412 client-libs 2d lookupPrintServices() does not always update the list of Windows remote printers
8212202 client-libs 2d [Windows] Exception if no printers are installed.
8194653 core-libs java.lang Deadlock involving FileSystems.getDefault and System.loadLibrary call
javafx graphics [GraphicsContext] Backport doc changes

Changes in Java SE 8u212 b31

Please note that fixes from prior BPR (8u202 b34) are included in this version.

Bug Fixes

BugId Component Subcomponent Summary
8221355 hotspot compiler Performance regression after JDK-8155635 backport into 8u

Java™ SE Development Kit 8, Update 212 (JDK 8u212)

April 16, 2019

The full version string for this update release is 1.8.0_212-b10 (where "b" means "build"). The version number is 8u212.

IANA Data 2018g

JDK 8u212 contains IANA time zone data version 2018g. For more information, refer to Timezone Data Versions in the JRE Software.

Security Baselines

The security baselines for the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) at the time of the release of JDK 8u212 are specified in the following table:

JRE Family Version JRE Security Baseline (Full Version String)
8 1.8.0_211-b12
7 1.7.0_221-b08
6 1.6.0_221

JRE Expiration Date

The JRE expires whenever a new release with security vulnerability fixes becomes available. Critical patch updates, which contain security vulnerability fixes, are announced one year in advance on Critical Patch Updates, Security Alerts and Third Party Bulletin. This JRE (version 8u212) will expire with the release of the next critical patch update scheduled for July 16, 2019.

For systems unable to reach the Oracle Servers, a secondary mechanism expires this JRE (version 8u212) on August 16, 2019. After either condition is met (new release becoming available or expiration date reached), the JRE will provide additional warnings and reminders to users to update to the newer version. For more information, see 23.1.2 JRE Expiration Date in the Java Platform, Standard Edition Deployment Guide.

Bug Fixes

This release also contains fixes for security vulnerabilities described in the Oracle Critical Patch Update.

# BugId Component Subcomponent Summary
1 JDK-8215364 client-libs   JavaFX crashes on Ubuntu 18.04 with Wayland while using Swing-FX interop
2 JDK-8207070 client-libs java.awt Webstart app popup on wrong screen in a one-screen setup changing to multi-monitor
3 JDK-8189926 javafx other [Mac] Pulse timer should pause when idle
4 JDK-8210411 javafx window-toolkit JavaFX crashes on Ubuntu 18.04 with Wayland
5 JDK-8211280 javafx window-toolkit JavaFX build fails on Linux with gcc8
6 JDK-8213952 security-libs Relax DNSName restriction as per RFC 1123