[jax-rs-spec users] [jsr339-experts] Re: Re: Re: JAX-RS 2.1 JSR

From: Santiago Pericas-Geertsen <>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:40:45 -0400

On Aug 20, 2014, at 4:26 PM, wrote:

> Hi Santiago
> I know Java 7 is not exactly new. But I'm sure you know many
> productions would not migrate to Java 8 tomorrow either.
> How exactly we'd look back by using Java 7 ? IMHO is not only about
> letting us play with excitement with new and cool features of Java 8.
> JAX-RS 2.0 is brilliant even without one or two Java 7 interfaces
> (AutoCloseable or whatever).
> This process is not about targeting the 'bleeding edge' productions
> where developers switch Java versions every month.

 I know, but 8 is not bleeding edge anymore, that's 9 now.

> So we will look ahead and use the functional programming features or
> something even better of Java 8, that would super cool. Without those
> tricks 2.1 won't live I guess. Only part of the story though.
> Please give me a little time for me to confirm if I can be listed as a
> supporter, I'll get back on it asap.
> Also, let me ask, what is the targeted release date for 2.1 (sorry, not
> on my computer right now, no PDF reader here) ?

 Late 2016, and if history has taught us anything, that could mean early 2017.

-- Santiago