Celebrating JSR 199 Approval
By Dkildahl -Oracle on Jun 01, 2011
Earlier this week JSR 199 passed the Final Approval Ballot. This means that the JSR is approved and we just need to do the final release (which will be part of JDK 6). Managing a JSR has not been easy but fortunately Ian and Azar stepped in and helped me with the final paperwork. The JSR would not have been possible without the support from the entire compiler team and especially Jon, Seetharam, and Igor's contributions. Similarly, the feedback from the Sun-internal reviewers, especially the NetBeans team, has been invaluable. I should not forget to mention the expert group.
We celebrated locally by drinking a glass of champagne but since our team is spread across the world, I decided to further the celebration with a new look for my blog (please let me know if you notice any problems, I have only tested the look with the Firefox and Opera web browsers).