JSR 376 schedule

Mark Reinhold mark.reinhold at oracle.com
Tue Jun 28 21:16:15 UTC 2016

At this point we have quite a number of issues to work through [1].
Rather than spend time generating an Early Draft Review specification
I suggest that we instead focus on the issues themselves, aiming to
finish up and publish an EDR around the end of the summer.  Thus our
new schedule would be:

    Early Draft Review      September 2016
    Public Review           November 2016
    Proposed Final Draft    January 2017
    Final Release           March 2017

I realize that this is a bit compressed, but given that the draft
specification and prototype RI have been publicly available and
regularly updated since last September, and that many developers have
sent feedback on them via several different channels, it's not clear
to me that doing an EDR any earlier would have had, or would now
have, any practical benefit in terms of transparency.

Please let me know by this time next week if you have any concerns
with this new schedule.

In the meantime I'll post specific proposals for some of the open
issues in messages that follow, and then update the issue list with
links thereto.  If you comment on one of these proposals then please
either reply on the existing thread or else include the hashtag of
the relevant issue(s) in the subject line of a new thread, to
simplify tracking.

- Mark

[1] http://openjdk.java.net/projects/jigsaw/spec/issues/

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