Thursday Apr 26, 2012

JSR Updates and Scheduled Downtime

JSR 341, Expression Language 3.0, has published an Early Draft Review; this review closes 19 May 2012.

JSR 342, Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 7 (Java EE 7) Specification, has published an Early Draft Review; this review closes 23 May 2012.

The site and mail aliases will be offline for scheduled downtime from 14:00 pm Pacific Time this Friday, 27 April to 18:00 pm Pacific Time on Monday, 30 April. site improvements released this week

The JCP program office released a set of changes to this week that provides some usability modifications. Those who use this site often will notice more options for viewing and sorting lists of JSRs. Potential members will find the Becoming a Member process pages easier to read and follow. Other members will find the reorganized FAQ pages a great improvement in offering several topic-specific pages. Several other changes will make work life a little nicer for everyone in the JCP community. See the complete story here and below for a summary of the updates that we made.

  • Cleaning up/clarifying the Becoming a Member process pages
  • Displaying the most recent milestone on lists of JSRs
  • Ability to sort lists of JSRs by date of most recent activity
  • Displaying the status of a JSR in lists of JSRs (active, Final, withdrawn, dormant)
  • Expert Group nominees can view the status of their nominations
  • Revision of FAQ pages to make it easier to find topics of interest

Let us know what you think of the changes and also your suggestions for future improvements.

Thursday Apr 12, 2012

Recent JSR Updates-JSR 356, 357, 355, 349, 236

JSR 357, Social Media API, was not approved by the SE/EE EC to continue development in the JCP program.

JSR 356, Java API for WebSocket, was approved by the SE/EE EC to continue development in the JCP program.

JSR 355,  JCP Executive Committee Merge, published an Early Draft Review; this review closes 27 April.  You can read more about JSR 355 here.

JSR 349, Bean Validation 1.1, published an Early Draft Review; this review closes 27 April.

JSR 236,  Concurrency Utilities for Java EE, has updated the JSR page and moved to JCP version 2.8.

Wednesday Apr 11, 2012

Inactive JSRs looking for Spec Leads

You may have noticed that some JSRs have a classification of "Inactive" on their JSR page.  The introduction of this term in 2009 was part of an effort to enable and encourage more transparency into the development of JSRs.  You can read more about Inactive JSRs here and also in the JCP FAQ.

The following JSR proposals have been Inactive since at least 2009. If you are a JCP Member and are interested in taking over the Specification Lead role for one of these JSRs, please contact the PMO at on or before 23 April 2012.

With that message, please include the following:

  • the subject line "Spec Lead for JSR ###," where '###' is the JSR number
  • which JCP Member you represent
  • why you wish to take over the Specification lead role
Here is the current list of Inactive JSRs for which Members can request to become Specification Leads:

Tuesday Apr 10, 2012

Transparency call for Spec Leads and EC materials posted

The materials and recording from the February 2012 call for JCP program Spec Leads is now available.  This call features Martijn Verburg, alternate EC representative for the London Java Community and includes information on the Adopt-a-JSR program.  The materials and audio recording of the  "Leveraging the Community" call can be found on the multimedia page of . 

The EC meeting summaries from February and March 2012 have also been posted.  Following the April 2012 EC Meeting this morning (minutes and materials will be posted soon), there are now four EC Members that have lost their voting privileges--AT&T, SK Telecom, Samsung and Twitter.  In order to regain their privileges, these EC Members must attend two EC meeting in a row, as detailed in the EC Standing Rules.


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