Update Java to latest stable version


Are there any plans to upgrade Java to the latest version? In general, the new release cadence of Java, makes Repl.it kind of not very useful for developers who wanna test out the new features of the language. Java 17 is will be released in September, is there plans to update?

Thanks in advance!

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I cannot stress it enough, Nix is a really powerful tool when working on Replit. Legitimately any compatible package on the Nix Package Manager can be used.

More about that on this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gItKAtedmq4

Since Nix holds an active community, it's likely that someone will contribute a jdk17_headless derivation whenever it gets released, so stay tuned for that.


@SixBeeps Thank you so much for this advice. I will look into Nix!