[javaee-spec users] Re: Introduction; first question on extension w/ default methods

From: reza_rahman <>
Date: Fri, 27 May 2016 10:19:32 -0400

It is very good to hear from you. Are you spinning up the spec work? If you are ready to accept it, I would love to help get the word out to get more folks involved in your spec.
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-------- Original message --------From: Scott Kurz <> Date: 5/27/16 10:12 AM (GMT-05:00) To: Subject: [javaee-spec users] Introduction; first question on extension w/ default methods
Quick introduction:  I'm Scott Kurz
from IBM, spec lead for Batch (JSR 352).

We're still planning on getting a Batch
1.1 Maintenance Release update into EE 8.

In the past, according to this anyway:
it wasn't permitted to add new interface
methods to listeners that apps must implement since it breaks source compatibility.

So with EE 8 requiring Java 8 (hopefully
a correct assumption), and with Java 8's default methods, is it now an
option to add new methods with default implementations,
(assuming the individual specs can define
a reasonable default and write it into the spec)?

Is this the right forum BTW for asking
about individual specs' maintenance release ideas/issues as a part of the
bigger EE platform?  Or is there some spec leads forum or something?

Thank you,
Scott Kurz
WebSphere Batch / Compute Grid Development