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Welcome to the August edition of the JCP column! This month I'll cover a few J2ME-related JSRs and two new JSRs in the J2SE/J2EE environment, but first out of the block is the program office's own JSR, number 215. Further Evolving Rules of the Community JSR 215 aims to deliver several changes to the rules of the JCP to make the process more open and transparent, both to members and to the general public. These changes should make it easier to determine how a JSR is doing and what the expert group is working on. The plan is to make all draft reviews publicly visible, including the Community Review. The JSR may also introduce the spec lead's choice to have its JSR assigned to both ECs instead of the ME EC or the SE/EE EC. And finally, JSR 215 outlines default requirements for TCKs at the Final Approval Ballot. If all goes well from the time of my writing, JSR 215 shoul... (more)

From Within the Java Community Process Program

Welcome to the January edition of the JCP column. In the time-honored New Year's tradition of offering a perspective of the past year, I have written a different column on the JCP than in other months. Driven partly by the fifth anniversary milestone and partly by some interesting trends happening around us, I'm taking this opportunity to chat with you about this past year and about what may lie ahead for the Java community in 2004. A Look Back To start with the technology side of things: 2003 saw the J2EE 1.4 JSRs go final. The Executive Committee voted unanimously in favor, thus... (more)

From Within the Java Community Process Program

Welcome to this first installment of the JCP column! Here you can read about the Java Community Process program: newly submitted JSRs, new draft specs, Java APIs that were finalized, and other news from the JCP program. Like any self-respecting IT industry effort, the JCP program proudly features its own collection of acronyms. To help you out, and because this is the first installment, there's a little cheat sheet at the end of this column. J2ME Platform Swings On Vodafone has submitted JSR 209 titled "Advanced Graphics and User Interface Optional Package for the Java 2 Micro Edit... (more)

From Within the Java Community Process Program

Welcome to the June edition of the JCP column! Each month I provide news and information about the Java Community Process: newly submitted JSRs, new draft specs, Java APIs that were finalized, and other updates from the JCP. June means it is JavaOne time, and hence this column will discuss the conference as well. The Only Standards Body with a Version Number! While the change from JCP 2.1 to 2.5 in October 2002 focused mainly on legal aspects such as license types for RI and TCK and the ability to do independent implementations, the proposed changes that would form version 2.6 o... (more)

From Within the Java Community Process Program

Welcome to the July edition of JSR Watch! Each month this column provides information about the JCP program: newly submitted JSRs, new draft specs, Java APIs that were finalized, and other news from the JCP program. This month's column discusses a set of new J2EE technology JSRs, and a scripting JSR, but I'll start off with the J2ME environment. Two J2ME JSRs Are Nearly Final JSR 179, Location API for J2ME technology, specifies how to write mobile location-based applications for devices with limited resources, producing information to an application about the device's physical loc... (more)