Project proposal: JDK 7

Mark Reinhold mr at
Wed Dec 5 22:57:41 UTC 2007

> Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2007 17:24:11 -0500
> From: "Geir Magnusson Jr." <geir at>

> Shouldn't you be doing JDK 7 in the JCP?

Hi Geir.

I think you know the answer to that question.

The JCP defines the Java SE Platform with a specification, a TCK,
and a reference implementation (RI).

The JDK is an implementation of that specification, and is meant
to pass the TCK and serve as the RI.

There is not yet a Platform JSR for Java SE 7, so in the meantime
the work done in this Project may be considered a first draft of
some features and enhancements that will be proposed for inclusion
in that JSR.

- Mark

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