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Java 13 - Miscellaneous Changes



Java 13 have introduced three new methods to java.nio.file.FileSystems to treat the content of a file as a file system easily.

  • newFileSystem(Path)

  • newFileSystem(Path, Map<String, ?>)

  • newFileSystem(Path, Map<String, ?>, ClassLoader)

Following are other major changes added to language.

  • java.time – Japanese era name added

  • javax.crypto – MS Cryptography Next Generation (CNG)support

  • javax.security – jdk.sasl.disabledMechanisms property added disabling SASL mechanisms

  • javax.xml.crypto – String constants introduced to represent Canonical XML 1.1 URIs

  • javax.xml.parsers – Methods added to instantiate DOM and SAX factories for namespaces support

  • Unicode support is upgraded to version 12.1

  • Kerberos principal name canonicalization support added, cross-realm referrals are supported.

API marked for Removal

  • SocketImpl implementations prior to JDK 1.4

  • javax.security.cert API

  • rmic

  • javadoc tool old features

Other details are available at following link.APIs proposed for removal.