Midway in the March Towards JDK 7
By pelegri on Aug 01, 2009
M8 is the last milestone, due in early Jan'10, then are RCs and Final releases. That would give plenty of time before J1'10, except that some details are still pending...
The Feature List is quite interesting. Besides features I already knew about, like G1 GC and InvokeDynamic Support, the list includes a couple of new Network APIs SCTP (Wikipedia) and SDP (Wikipedia) and ECC Support.