April JSR Updates and JCP.Next Progress Report
By Heather VanCura on Apr 15, 2014
March was an exciting month with the Java 8 launch, and April continues to keep the JCP community active with new JSRs, a JSR posting Public Review milestone, several JSRs preparing for Final Release and some JSRs holding Maintenance Reviews.
The JCP Executive Committee (EC) has been working since 2011 on the JCP.Next effort to evolve the JCP program itself. In 2011, JSR 348 introduced JCP version 2.8 to increase transparency and participation in the JCP program. JSR 355, EC Merge, was implemented in 2012 as JCP version 2.9 and completed the merge of the EC in 2013. The third in the series of JCP.Next JSRs, JSR 358, a Major Revision to the Java Community Process, led by Patrick Curran, has been ongoing since June 2012, and the EC serving as the Expert Group (EG) continues to work on the effort.
In parallel, a new JSR has been submitted this month, which aims to broaden JCP participation by defining new membership classes, changing existing membership categories, enabling participation by the community and ensuring the appropriate Intellectual Property commitment from JCP members are in place. This JSR will be led by Heather VanCura, and will focus on the area of Membership and Participation. The EC, serving as the EG, will be making changes that affect the JCP Process Document (not the JSPA) and will endeavor to complete the JSR by the end of 2014. You can follow progress on this JSR and join the public java.net project.
See below for the list of JSR updates:
JSR 364, JSR Review – Broadening JCP Membership; Oracle (ballot 29 April – 12 May).
JSR 354, Public Review 2 – Money & Currency API; Credit Suisse (PR ballot 29 April – 12 May).
JSR 360, Submitted for Final Approval Ballot – Connected Limited Device Configuration (CLDC) 8; Oracle (ballot 8-21 April)
JSR 56, Maintenance Review – Java Network Launching Protocal & API; Oracle.