Enhanced metadata in Java SE 8

Alex Buckley alex.buckley at oracle.com
Wed Aug 22 18:40:08 UTC 2012

Ah, pardon my use of a JCP 2.8 URL. Since as you say JSR 337 is run 
under JCP 2.7, the correct URL is http://jcp.org/en/procedures/jcp2_7#1.1.2.


On 8/22/2012 11:34 AM, Mike Milinkovich wrote:
> Alex,
> Thanks. But what makes no sense to me is that the Java 8 JSR337
> stipulates that it is operating under version 2.7 of the JCP process,
> but the authority you reference is in the 2.8 version. How does that
> work?
> Further, my reading of the transparency requirements in the 2.8
> process _require_ an open issue tracker if the spec work is hosted
> elsewhere. Am I reading it wrong?
> I'm not trying to be a problem child. I think doing spec and RI work
> in parallel and in open source is the right way to go. I just don't
> get how this intersection of JCP and OpenJDK processes actually
> works.
> Mike Milinkovich mike.milinkovich at eclipse.org +1.613.220.3223
> -----Original Message----- From: Alex Buckley
> <alex.buckley at oracle.com> Sender: discuss-bounces at openjdk.java.net
> Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2012 11:08:00 To: <discuss at openjdk.java.net>
> Subject: Enhanced metadata in Java SE 8
> Mike,
> These features are described by JEPs, not JSRs. Because the features
> make small changes to the Java language, JVM, and java.* API, they
> are being carried out under the authority of the Java SE 8 Platform
> Umbrella JSR (337) as required by
> http://jcp.org/en/procedures/jcp2#2.1.2.
> Alex
>> Alex,
>> Could you please point me to the publicly-available issue tracker
>> at OpenJDK for these JSRs? I can't seem to find them.
>> Thanks.
>>> -----Original Message----- From: announce-bounces at
>>> openjdk.java.net [mailto:announce- bounces at openjdk.java.net]
>>> On Behalf Of Alex Buckley Sent: August-20-12 3:13 PM To: announce
>>> at openjdk.java.net Subject: Enhanced metadata in Java SE 8
>>> The Compiler Group has sponsored a mailing list for the design
>>> and specification of two language-level features in Java SE 8:
>>> repeating annotations and method parameter reflection. More info
>>> at:
>>> http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/compiler-dev/2012-
>>> August/004636.html
>>> Thanks to the OpenJDK Web Site Terms of Use, this is the first
>>> time that OpenJDK will host the specification of Java SE features
>>> as well as their implementation. The link above mentions how
>>> specification v. implementation will be divided.
>>> Alex

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