[1.15.2-31.1.0] Intellij and Gradlew Forge Hotswap and DCEVM Tutorial in User Submitted Tutorials Posted July 24 · Edited July 25 by EmberQuill On 6/26/2020 at 4:07 PM, skybber said: Hi, I'm current dcevm8/11 maintainer and my son is keen Minecraft player. Is the java8 edition still relevant for Minecraft developers? I can port G1 garbage collector with some hotswap performance optimizations from java11(dcevm11) to java8(dcevm8), if the community is interested in. Btw, current dcevm11 is at https://github.com/TravaOpenJDK/trava-jdk-11-dcevm , optimized with another new features at https://github.com/TravaOpenJDK/trava-jdk-11-dcevm-staged It's definitely still relevant for Minecraft mod development. I don't think Minecraft Forge officially supports anything newer than Java 8 yet.