Play is great! But my company wants to use Java 16 features. Unfortunately the Java executable built with Play does not run in Java 16, it only works with Java 11. Otherwise you get these runtime errors:
mkurz commented in the above link that Play 2.9 will support Java 17. Is this in the works, and is there a release date? Is mkurz the only person working on this, or are there ways to help or to support this effort?
There has been little activity on 2.9: 2.9.0 Milestone · GitHub
On a related matter, how dependent on mkurz is Play? This is not a criticism, just a question.