Java SE 8 Maintenance Draft Review (JSR 337) posted to

Iris Clark iris.clark at
Tue Jan 6 21:28:45 UTC 2015

Happy New Year!


The Maintenance Draft Review [0] contents for the Java SE 8 Platform 

JSR (337) was posted to on 31 December 2014 [1].  The contents 

correspond to the updates outlined in the announcement [2] of our intention 

to conduct the Review and this approval request [3] to deprecate the 

Extension and Endorsed-Standards Override Mechanism.  Note that there is 

no change to the values returned by the system properties 

java.specification.version and java.vm.specification.version [4].  The 

Review ends on 2 February 2015 with the Ballot running from 3-9 February 2015.  


As in the original announcement, assuming that the Maintenance Review 

Ballot succeeds, Oracle will produce a Maintenance Release [5] of JSR 337 

which includes an updated Specification, RI, and TCK.  The Maintenance 

Release is expected about the same time as JDK 8 Update 40 [6], March 2015.













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