Converting Java SE 8 (JSR 337) to JCP 2.8

mark.reinhold at mark.reinhold at
Wed Sep 5 10:04:54 PDT 2012

The Java SE 8 JSR was originally submitted in November 2010, under the
rules of JCP 2.7.  When JCP 2.8 (JSR 348) was approved in October 2011
[1], Oracle publicly committed to convert all in-flight JSRs led by
Oracle to JCP 2.8.

To satisfy the transparency requirements of JCP 2.8 for Java SE JSRs we
had to update the OpenJDK Terms of Use, which required spending lots of
quality time with attorneys.  That was finally done this past July [2],
at which point this EG began its work [3].

JCP 2.8 also requires us to have a public issue tracker, but the OpenJDK
JIRA system isn't available yet [4][5].  I've therefore set up an issue
tracker on [6]; we'll migrate issues from that system to the
OpenJDK system when the latter becomes available.

To convert an existing JSR to JCP 2.8, finally, requires answering a set
of questions posed by the JCP PMO [7].  Appended below are my intended
answers to those questions.

EG members -- To complete the conversion of this JSR to JCP 2.8 I now ask
each of you whether you agree to this change.  Please answer in a reply
to the EG list, so that it's visible for all to see.

- Mark



Answers to JCP 2.8 conversion questions for JSR 337

What is the specific URL for the document archive?

What is the specific URL for the Issue Tracker?

What is the specific URL for the EG communication archive?

What is the description of your communications channel/how the public
should provide feedback?

  Comments on specific elements of draft specifications are best
  communicated via the issue tracker.  Other feedback may be sent to 
  the comments address, java-se-8-spec-comments at, the
  archives of which are public.

How will you consult with the Expert Group of your JSR on new Expert
Group nominations?

  I will ask if anyone has anything to say for or against an incoming

How will you provide details of the Expert Group nominations for your JSR
to the public?

  Details will be provided on the publicly-readable EG list.

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