Here are definitions of commonly used terms and acronyms used by Azul.
This glossary is a work in progress. Please don't hesitate to let us know of terms you come across in our software or documentation that you'd like us to define here.
Most of these terms are used in the context of Azul Zulu Builds of OpenJDK. Where they are used for Azul Zulu Prime JDK or other Azul products the same definitions apply unless otherwise specified.
- BPR - Bundled Patch Release
- Bundled Patch Releases are created when a customer needs a bug fix or enhancement released to them before the next scheduled Update Release. See also: FVB, GA.
- CA - Community Access
- Community Access builds are our builds which are released free to the public, e.g. at https://www.azul.com/downloads
- See https://support.azul.com/hc/en-us/articles/360051512551-What-s-the-difference-between-CA-SA-and-NV-builds-of-Zulu- for more info. See also SA, NV.
- CPU - Critical Patch Update
- Critical Patch Updates contain fixes to security vulnerabilities and critical bug fixes only.
- See https://www.azul.com/blog/cpu-psu-and-sla-making-sense-of-tlas-for-java-updates/ for more info. See also: PSU
- FVB - Fix Verification Bundle
- Fix Verification Bundles are created when we are giving a bundle to a customer to have them try a possible fix or enhancement to verify it works as intended before it is GA (Generally Available) released. See also: BPR, GA.
- GA - Generally Available
- Refers to products made generally available to the community or supported customers. See also: BPR, FVB.
- NV - Non-Verified
- Non-Verified builds are available only to supported Azul Platform Core customers. They are not guaranteed to be free of licensing contamination and can not be redistributed.
- See https://support.azul.com/hc/en-us/articles/360051512551-What-s-the-difference-between-CA-SA-and-NV-builds-of-Zulu- for more info. See also CA, SA.
- PSU - Patch Set Update
A PSU (Patch Set Update) and is a superset of the CPU (Critical Patch Update). Patch Set Updates contain all of the fixes in the corresponding CPU, as well as additional non-critical fixes.
- See https://www.azul.com/cpu-psu-and-sla-making-sense-of-tlas-for-java-updates/ for more info. See also: CPU.
- Sometimes there are late-arriving changes from OpenJDK that come too late to be included in the scheduled Update Release, or changes are discovered to be necessary after an Update has already been released. We refer to these situations and their new builds as a "respin".
- SA - Subscriber Access
- Subscriber Access builds are available only to our supported customers.
- See https://support.azul.com/hc/en-us/articles/360051512551-What-s-the-difference-between-CA-SA-and-NV-builds-of-Zulu- for more info. See also CA, NV.