[javaee-spec users] Re: Java EE 8 roadmap update

From: Linda DeMichiel <>
Date: Tue, 09 Jun 2015 12:07:04 -0700


On 6/9/15 10:35 AM, arjan tijms wrote:
> Hi,
> I guess that everyone here has read about the Java EE 8 roadmap update (
> As JSF and Security EG member I personally think we can absolutely use
> the extra time, but as I haven't seen much discussion about this I'm
> curious if there was any other specific reason for the time
> extension beyond the one mentioned in the update (latency with starting
> EGs, other time demands for spec leads).

No -- that pretty much covers it. We realize that we are behind on
our original schedule and want to set expectations appropriately.

> Specifically, I'm wondering if the JPA and EJB EGs are still starting
> and if the time extension was (also) related to these.

Our current plans are that these would be MRs, rather than JSRs.

I believe our JPA Maintenance Lead will be starting work shortly on

Our plans for EJB are that (aside from any errata issues) updates
to EJB in this release, if any, will derive from enhancements
resulting from other specs (e.g., JMS).


> Kind regards,
> Arjan Tijms