UPDATE! I have updated the option of running Corretto in Docker to using the amazoncorretto Docker image available from Docker Hub.
Amazon provides installation packages and instructions for Linux, Windows, and macOS, as well as a Docker. The latest installation package is based on OpenJDK version 1.8.0_202:
$ java -version openjdk version "1.8.0_202" OpenJDK Runtime Environment Corretto-8.202.08.2 (build 1.8.0_202-b08) OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM Corretto-8.202.08.2 (build 25.202-b08, mixed mode) $
If you don’t want to, or isn’t able to install Corretto on your workstation, t is pretty straightforward to try it out using Docker:
$docker run -it amazoncorretto bash-4.2# java -version openjdk version "1.8.0_202" OpenJDK Runtime Environment Corretto-8.202.08.1 (build 1.8.0_202-b08) OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM Corretto-8.202.08.1 (build 25.202-b08, mixed mode) bash-4.2#
Amazon Corretto is licensed under the same license as OpenJDK (GPLv2 with CPE) and there are no costs associated with using it. Amazon will provide quarterly security updates to Corretto 8 at least until June 2023.
But Java 8 is sooo old!
Relax, Amazon plans to make Corretto 11 available during the first half of 2019. Corretto 11 will be based on OpenJDK 11.