Eclipse Adoptium provides runtime binaries that are high performance, enterprise-caliber, cross-platform, open-source licensed, Java SE TCK-tested and compliant for general use across the Java ecosystem. Eclipse Adoptium also provides artifacts including open-source infrastructure as code, a comprehensive continuous integration build and test farm, and extensive quality assurance tests. These artifacts may be used by Eclipse Adoptium projects and other runtime technology builders to ensure the provision of secure, Java SE TCK-tested and compliant, production-ready runtimes.
The scope of the project includes developing, managing, promoting, and supporting technologies such as:
- Runtimes and Development Kits: supporting the breadth of APIs specified by various versions of Java SE, and available on a wide variety of processor architecture and operating system combinations.
- TCK Testing Infrastructure: providing infrastructure for running Java SE TCKs to ensure compliance and compatibility.
- JDK Mission Control: low-overhead profiling and diagnostics tools suite for the JVM.
- Installers and repositories: various mechanisms for obtaining and managing the installation of runtime technology, such as platform native installers, container images, download servers, a website, and artifact repositories.
In addition to providing a reliable source of contemporary Java runtime binaries, the Eclipse Adoptium project is a platform for experimentation by developers, academics, and researchers. This provides a place to try out new runtime, build, test, and infrastructure ideas. Examples of projects that fall under this top-level project include “jlink.online” for serving right-sized runtimes to application developers, “Github actions” to obtain and test with runtimes within Git’s workflow, “TKG” the test-kit generation framework, “Bumblebench” the microbenchmarking framework, and more.