Oracle is planning to release the JDK 8 ( Java development Kit 8) on 8th March 2014. This release the showstopper bugs will be fixed and the rest will be fixed in future release. This release of the JDK may contain few bugs which will be fixed in the future release.
The Oracle JDK 8 release manager, Mathias Axelsson, posted in the Java mailing list that the they are going to release JDK 8 on 18th March 2014. In this release "show stopper bugs" will be fixed. Other bugs will be fixed in the future releases of JDK 8. JDK 8 development team is working hard to fix the bugs. The JDK 8 release candidate built might be released on January 23.
The JDK 8 is the next release of Java Platform Stand Edition which is even more powerful and filled with many new features. The Java 8 is the part of Java Platform, Standard edition, and his version of JDK is set to have the most exciting features such as Project Lambda, to boost multicore programming capabilities.
JDK 8 major features includes:
JDK 8 includes many other features and enhancements.
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