0.9 Snapshot

From: Marc Hadley <Marc.Hadley_at_Sun.COM>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 16:07:56 -0400

I just made a new 0.9 snapshot of the spec and API:

The API source is tagged at:

Hopefully this will be the last snapshot before the proposed final
draft which is planned for the end of July (with a final release
planned for end of September) so consider this a proposed-proposed
final draft minus the resolution of our currently open issues: (non-annotation
model) (XML descriptor) (optional
@*Param values)

To meet the schedule we now need to focus on completing the RI and TCK
and this requires API stability. To achieve this we're going to raise
the bar for API and spec changes going forward. We'll continue to fix
bugs and clarify the spec but new features will need to be accompanied
with a compelling use case that can't be met with the current APIs
otherwise they will be deferred to a later release.


Marc Hadley <marc.hadley at>
CTO Office, Sun Microsystems.