[javaee-spec users] Re: [jsr366-experts] Java EE 8 schedule

From: Linda DeMichiel <>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:08:04 -0800

On 2/22/17, 3:13 PM, Werner Keil wrote:
> Linda/all,
> I was hoping to see this on the Java EE 8 EG list, but it does not work.
> Anyway, not much point trying to fix it at least not on
> <> less than a month before it goes away. So I subscribed
> to the Users list for now.
> Glad to hear Java EE 8 seems on track and plans to go Final in 2017.
> Many JSRs like JSON-B/JSON-P, Servlets or JSF and CDI 2 look fairly
> advanced.
> The Umbrella JSR only passed EDR recently but since it more or less
> wraps the others, it should be able to catch up.
> I'm not sure, if JMS will even be touched, at least dropping 2.1 sounded
> like the status quo will be 2.0 as it is, no enhancements. Hard to say
> for JPA, but unless there is a MR very soon, it also seems unchanged.
> I am subscribed to at least the JAX-RS list and it's hard to say, if it
> will make it in time. There is still a lot of discussion even about
> basic naming of elements, so I would not bet it'll make it in time
> before a feature freeze. Unlike any other JSR (even 380 published one)
> it has never even done an EDR so far.
> Bean Validation, the most recent JSR by number did, but hard to say if
> the whole cycle (including support for new SE 8 features like Date/Time,
> etc. or a possible synergy with Type Annotations) can be finished by May
> or June for an actual feature JSR rather than a pure umbrella.
> Can you tell us plans or predictions especially for those two JSRs? Are
> they still considered for EE 8 or more likely included in a new version?
> (8.1 or 9)

Both JAX-RS 2.1 and Bean Validation 2.0 are expected to be included in
Java EE 8.

> I'll moderate a Java EE 8 panel at JavaLand in the community track in
> about a month, so I'd also love to share some of it with the audience
> and panel members.
> No dedicated EE 8 track there, but we have a mix of EE and SE topics for
> the Developer Week Java day in the lasts week of June. Given Java EE 8
> should be Feature Complete by then, there should also be some way of
> communicating it at DWX.
> Regards,
> Werner
> * From: Reza Rahman <reza_rahman@...>
> * To: users@...
> * Subject: [javaee-spec users] Re: [jsr366-experts] Java EE 8 schedule
> * Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:59:30 -0500
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Linda,
> This is very good news indeed. In the same vein, this makes the
> discussion on platform-wide alignment with Java SE 8 perhaps even more
> important. It's clear some of that work is being done, but what is the
> plan overall?
> Some of the things that I worry about is repeatable annotations in
> JMS/EJB/JPA/JavaMail, date/time support in JPA, CompletableFuture
> support in EJB/WebSocket/Concurrency Utilities, etc. Even if not all of
> this can be done in Java EE 8, it would be good to know that the gap
> analysis was done and there is a plan (even if not necessary the most
> ideal plan). Even if the plan is evolving, that would be good to know too.
> Lastly, I am due to give a talk on Java EE 8/9 at DevNexus on Thursday.
> I will be happy to share this news with the audience. I am sure it will
> be taken well.
> Cheers,
> Reza
> On 2/21/17 3:17 PM, Linda DeMichiel wrote:
> I'd like to give you a heads-up on our planned timelines
> for the completion of the Java EE 8 Platform.
> In view of our previously stated goals to complete
> Java EE 8 in advance of JavaOne 2017, our specification
> leads have been working against fairly agressive schedules.
> These are the target dates we are working against for our
> specifications, including the Platform. A number of
> JSRs are further along, and are expected to complete well
> in advance of these dates:
> Public Review - Apr/May 2017
> Proposed Final Draft - June 2017
> Final Release - July 2017