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Zulu Community™: The best free builds of OpenJDK

Open Source Java from the Java Runtime Performance Leader

- Free to download and use without restrictions
- Fastest access to new OpenJDK features
- Longest OpenJDK update roadmap
- Widest range of supported file types
- Choose 32 or 64-bit JDKs and JREs
- Includes OpenJFX, Flight Recorder, Zulu Mission Control
- Easy migration to Zulu Enterprise or Zing

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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 two 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, 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.

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

Zulu Community Features & Benefits

Supported Platforms

Zulu Font Compatibility Kit

Zulu Mission Control

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