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)
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)
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)
Welcome to the February edition of the JCP program column. Each month 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. JCP
members have been busy since my last column, submitting over six new JSRs!
This time around I'll cover some new JSRs recently submitted in the Web
services area, and some JSRs from the telecommunications community and from
the Micro Edition folks.
In the past month or so four new JSRs have been submitted to the JCP program
that focus on Java tech... (more)
It's JavaOne show time again. The Java Community Process (JCP) Program and
its members have a lot to share from the latest Java specification (JSR)
accomplishments showcased in a diversity of forms at the conference,
including technical sessions (TS), birds-of-a-feather meetings (BOF),
industry panels, training sessions, round tables, and community events. Let
me give you a mini tour of some of the JSRs on the conference agenda this
I'll start with the Technical General Session featuring Graham Hamilton and
Bill Shannon, Sun Microsystems. Their talk will present key direct... (more)