[javaee-spec users] Re: JTA design issues raised

From: Linda DeMichiel <>
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2012 17:42:06 -0700

Hi Craig,

Thanks for sending the pointer to this. The JTA spec unfortunately does show
its age.

We will be doing a JTA maintenance release as part of Java EE 7. While this was
initiated to accommodate the transactional interceptor additions, I'm hoping that
there may also be some cycles for cleanup work as well.

The project, should you want to join is


On 7/25/2012 4:46 PM, Craig Ringer wrote:
> Hi all
> This extremely well written article on some of the issues with the JTA API may be worth a read when thinking about EE 7
> or 8.
> I've felt the author's pain on several of those points, particularly the inability to implement REQUIRES_NEW using bean
> managed transactions.
> --
> Craig Ringer