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The JCP evolves in much the same way as software: we gain experience with the current implementation, gather ideas from many sources, give an initial ordering to the many ideas, write a draft, get initial feedback, write another draft, get more feedback and so on, towards a reasonable consensus of what the next version of the product or process shall become. No successful, sustainable efforts operate in a vacuum, and the Java Community Process is no different. Technological advancement, shifting business models, and changing markets all contribute to ever-changing environments in which our community lives. To adapt to existing changes, and/or to build responsive capabilities for the future, JCP evolves. We are at such an evolutionary turn, and along with the two Executive Committees, I am working to shape the next chapter of the community. By the time you read this ... (more)

From Within the Java Community Process Program

This month I'll discuss the evolution of the JCP, J2SE 1.5 or "Tiger", Java portlets, and a new JSR from Nokia and Siemens. JSR 215, aka JCP Version 2.6 The Java Community Process is the only standards body with a version number! Currently, we're at 2.5 and hope to soon be at 2.6. Where are we now? About halfway between 2.5 and 2.6. Rule and regulation changes in the JCP happen through the JSRs. JSR 913 modified the JSR ballot voting rules, JSRs 99 and 171 led to JCP 2.5, and JSR 215 is creating JCP 2.6. This JSR just completed the Community Review and ballot. The Program Office t... (more)

From Within the Java Community Process Program

Welcome to the December edition of the JCP column! Every month you can read about the Java Community Process: newly submitted JSRs, new draft specs, Java APIs that were finalized, and other news from the JCP. This month I'll cover how the elections are progressing, and a new JSR from Sun, two JSRs in Community Review, two in Public Review, and three on the Final Approval ballot. The Executive Committee Elections, the Open Election Stage This time there are two seats on each EC open for election. When you look at the candidates on the election Web site at http://jcpelection2003.org... (more)

From Within the Java Community Process Program

Welcome to the March edition of the JCP column. Each month you can read about the Java Community Process: newly submitted JSRs, new draft specs, Java APIs that were finalized, and other news from the JCP. This month I'll discuss the public review of the upcoming J2SE 1.5 technology and two JSRs that are part of that release, Nokia's JSR 226, and a JSR in maintenance review. J2SE 1.5 in Public Review After completing its Community Review, JSR 176, the so-called umbrella JSR for the J2SE 1.5 release, quickly entered into Public Review. In parallel, a beta release of the reference im... (more)

Women Spec Leads Make History for Java Technology

Every March here in the U.S. we mark Women's History Month in recognition of women's contribution to the progress of our world. Technology and the Java platform are benefiting as well from women's talent and dedication and an instantiation of that is women engineers' contribution to the development of Java standards through the Java Community Process Program. Several of them won the distinction of Star Spec Leads for their leadership in driving Java specifications from concept, submission, standard development, Technology Compatibility Kit (TCK), and Reference Implementation (RI)... (more)