Zulu Community™: Free, tested builds of OpenJDK managed by Azul engineers

Open Source Java from the Java Runtime Performance Leader

- Free to download and use without restrictions
- Fast access to new OpenJDK features
- Wide range of supported file types
- Choose 32 or 64-bit JDKs and JREs
- Includes OpenJFX, Flight Recorder, Zulu Mission Control

Check out what's in Zulu Community builds

Deploy the latest OpenJDK features with confidence

Zulu leverages all the latest advances in OpenJDK and support provided by its vibrant open source community. With Zulu Community you will get access to selected new OpenJDK features up to 6 months faster than from other builds.

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Product Lifecycle

Azul will provide quarterly updates to Zulu Community builds of OpenJDK 7 until July 2023, builds of OpenJDK 8 will be updated until March 2026, and builds of OpenJDK 11 will be updated until September 2027. Interim releases like Java 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16 will be updated for at least 6 months from their initial release.

Azul also maintains an archive of Zulu Community builds of OpenJDK that goes back to 2014.

 Zulu Community Roadmap
Java SE ReleaseJava SE GA DateEnd of Oracle Quarterly UpdatesEnd of Zulu Community Quarterly Updates
 Java 6Dec 2006Dec 2018Dec 2019
 Java 7Jul 2011July 2022Jul 2023
 Java 8Mar 2014Mar 2025Mar 2026
 Java 9Sept 2017Mar 2018Jan 2019
 Java 10Mar 2018Sep 2018Sep 2018
 Java 11Sep 2018Sep 2026Sep 2027
 Java 12Mar 2019Sep 2019Sep 2019
 Java 13Sep 2019Mar 2020Mar 2023
Future Offerings
 Java 14Mar 2020Sep 2020Sep 2020
 Java 15Sep 2020Mar 2021Mar 2023
 Java 16Mar 2021Sep 2021Sep 2021
 Java 17Sep 2021Mar 2022Sep 2030
 Java 18Mar 2022Sep 2022Sep 2022
 Java 19Sep 2022Mar 2023Mar 2026

Key Features & Benefits


Choose 32 or 64-bit Zulu LTS builds that include Java 8, 11 and 7 plus feature releases (Java 12, 13, etc.).

Supported Platforms

Windows, Linux (including Alpine Linux), macOS, Solaris, onsite, desktop, Docker, plus public and private Clouds (See download page for details)


Zulu is verified compliant with the Java SE specifications using the OpenJDK Community Technology Compatibility Kit (TCK)

Now with cutting-edge monitoring tools and OpenJFX

Zulu Community users get free access to OpenJFX, Flight Recorder and open source Zulu Mission Control

Quarterly Updates

Zulu Community builds follow the OpenJDK quarterly release cycle. Get updates every January, April, July, and October.


OpenJDK 8-based Zulu Community builds now include support for TLS 1.3, backported from OpenJDK 11

“Over the past 4 years Zulu has emerged as a leading candidate for Java developers and DevOps teams who prefer open source.”

John Abbott
Founder and Research Vice President
451 Research

Additional Zulu Community Resources

Supported Platforms

Zulu Font Compatibility Kit

Zulu Mission Control

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