JCP Program upgrades to JCP version 2.8
By Heather VanCura on Oct 21, 2011
As you may have seen earlier this week in Patrick Curran's blog, JSR 348, Towards a new version of the Java Community Process, passed the Final Approval Ballot by both the ME and SE/EE ECs and has published a Final Release. You can read an Article on the JCP site that highlights the main areas of changes (as well as plans for what's next) -- transparency, participation, agility and restructuring.
In light of these developments, the program office has completed work to upgrade the current JCP program from JCP 2.7 to JCP 2.8. You can view the new documents, such as an overview of the changes, the EC standing rules, and procedures on the JCP site. One of the other new pages in the Spec Lead (SL) Guide includes instructions for using java.net to meet some of the requirement of JCP 2.8. We have also started a java.net community with an EC project page. There will be additional materials provided over the coming weeks based on feedback from the community.
Since every new Java Specification Request (JSR) will
be operating under JCP version 2.8 (in-flight
JSRs will have the option to upgrade to to JCP 2.8), Spec Leads who are interested in hearing more about how the change to JCP 2.8 will impact you, are invited to attend a WebEx meeting next Thursday 27 October at 8:30 AM PST. Invitations with meeting instructions will be sent via email early next week.