JDK 7 Feature Complete Milestone Reached

The JDK 7 project has reached Feature Complete (FC). This means that development and QA have finished all planned feature and test development work in the release and are moving the focus to testing and bug fixing on all supported JDK 7 platforms. This is a major step towards JDK 7 General Availability (GA) and implies that we are tracking close to the plan published on openjdk.java.net.

(The original plan was FC on 12/16. We hit this less than a week late, but verifying that everything was done in time took a couple of weeks due to the intervening holidays.)

The definition of the FC milestone allows for exceptions to be integrated later. There are very few such exceptions in the project, the most prominent being updated JAXP/JAXB/JAX-WS and integration of the enhanced JMX agent from JRockit. Our project management does not expect the exceptions to have any negative impact on the release plan.

The project may still be delayed if the Expert Groups for the JSRs included in Java SE 7 (203, 292, 334, 336) decide to introduce changes which cannot be accomodated within the existing schedule. Apart from that caveat, Oracle remains confident with the published plan.

Comments:

Excellent. The Java community is in a strong need for a new Java release.

Posted by Lars Vogel on January 18, 2011 at 03:08 AM PST #

Indeed it is. Preferably not from Oracle, though.

Posted by Beany on January 18, 2011 at 04:25 AM PST #

Free the JDK.

Posted by orm on January 18, 2011 at 07:30 AM PST #

What's the chances of getting this JDK running on Android? I've tried searching for an OpenJDK forum where i could raise this but couldn't find it.

Posted by Pablo on January 19, 2011 at 04:59 PM PST #

Pablo - Depends on what you want to ask... If you wonder about getting OpenJDK running on a new platform, try http://mail.openjdk.java.net/mailman/listinfo/porters-dev. If your question is if Oracle will make its build of JDK 7 ("Oracle JDK 7") available on Android then the answer is that it is not in our current plans. We target common desktop and server operating systems such as Windows, Linux and Solaris in our initial release.

Posted by Henrik Stahl on January 19, 2011 at 07:29 PM PST #

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