Project proposal: JDK 7

Geir Magnusson Jr. geir at
Wed Dec 5 23:03:20 UTC 2007

On Dec 5, 2007, at 5:57 PM, Mark Reinhold wrote:

>> 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.

As do you :)  There is no JSR for Java SE 7.  I guess I was confused -  
I thought you were suggesting that this was Java 7.

> 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.


I was just confused, and concerned that people might accidentally  
confuse your project with Java SE 7, the spec.  I think it's important  
that Java still evolves in the JCP....


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