Enhanced metadata in Java SE 8

mark.reinhold at oracle.com mark.reinhold at oracle.com
Wed Aug 22 21:24:16 UTC 2012

2012/8/22 11:34 -0700, mike.milinkovich at eclipse.org:
> 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?

No, I don't think so (except maybe that a JSR needs an issue tracker no
matter where it's hosted).

> 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.

These tiny language changes don't merit a JSR of their own, so they'll be
covered directly in the Java SE 8 umbrella JSR (337) [1].  Discussion of
these changes will take place on the evaluation-and-comment list Alex
mentioned earlier [2].

To answer your next question, JSR 337 was originally submitted under JCP
2.7 and has yet to convert to JCP 2.8 and its stronger transparency
requirements.  A giant step toward that was taken with the installation
of the new OpenJDK Terms of Use [3].  As soon as I settle a couple of
other details I'll ask the JCP PMO to convert JSR 337 to JCP 2.8.

- Mark

[1] http://openjdk.java.net/projects/jdk8/spec/
[2] http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/compiler-dev/2012-August/004636.html
[3] http://openjdk.java.net/legal/tou/

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