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

From: Santiago Pericasgeertsen <>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:15:06 -0500

> On Feb 23, 2017, at 2:08 PM, Linda DeMichiel <> wrote:
> 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.

 We are initiating the JAX-RS 2.1 EDR process today. Stay tuned.

— Santiago

>> 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