Alibaba Dragonwell

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Alibaba Dragonwell is a GPLv2 with CPE licensed build of the Open Java Development Kit (OpenJDK) with long-term support and patches from Alibaba. It is available in two editions : a Standard Edition for general usage and an Extended Edition optimized for the Alibaba cloud. Both editions are certified using the AQAvit quality verification suite. It is available on Linux, Windows and Docker.

Release Released Security Support Latest
17 (LTS) 2 years and 7 months ago
(18 Oct 2021)
Ends in 5 years
(30 Sep 2029)
(08 Aug 2023)
11 (LTS) 3 years and 10 months ago
(20 Jul 2020)
Ends in 3 years
(30 Sep 2027)
(08 Aug 2023)
8 (LTS) 4 years and 11 months ago
(24 Jun 2019)
Ends in 2 years
(30 Jun 2026)
(08 Aug 2023)

Dragonwell builds are only released for LTS OpenJDK releases (8, 11, 17, 21…), following the OpenJDK release cadence - a new major version every two years (since 2021) supported for at least four years with quarterly maintenance/security updates (typically January, April, July, and October).

Dragonwell is one of the many builds of OpenJDK. For recommendations on which JDK build to use, check out

More information is available on the Alibaba Dragonwell website.

You should be running one of the supported release numbers listed above in the rightmost column.

You can check the version that you are currently using by running:
java -version

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