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

From: Reza Rahman <>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:59:30 -0500


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.



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