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Java Community ProcessSM — January/February 2004 Newsletter


JCP News Bulletin
January/February 2004

Please find included below the January/February 2004 edition of the PMO
News Bulletin. This Bulletin is sent to JCP (sm) Members, Spec Leads and
Experts and is scheduled to be a monthly insert in your email inbox.
This edition covers the highlights from January and February combined
and reminders for upcoming JCP training & JCP PMO office closure dates.

Regards,

Corina Ulescu
on behalf of the JCP PMO
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**JANUARY/FEBRUARY JCP NEWS BULLETIN**
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Java Tools Community(JTC)announcement: "Software Vendors
Come Together to Launch Java Tools Community; Open Collaboration Forum
to Drive Tool Requirements through the Java Community Process":

"The Java Tools Community initiative adds great value to the JCP. It
encourages and synchronizes greater involvement of Java tools vendors
in creating Java technology standards," said Onno Kluyt, Director,
Java Community Process, Program Management Office. "The initiative
facilitates the combining of the expertise of the JCP members, such as
the tool vendors, with the field experience of users resulting in even
higher quality Java technology development tools and standards."

For more media coverage on this topic check out the following urls:

*"Vendors Launch Effort To Boost Java Tools Interoperability", by
Elizabeth Montalbano, ChannelWeb (same article in CRN, CMP NetAsia,CMP
Tech Web, Internet Week )
http://www.channelweb.com/sections/allnews/article.asp?ArticleID=47029

*"Java Tools Community Forms", ZDNet, eWEEK
http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,4149,1427132,00.asp

To check out more news re the latest happenings in the Java Community
Process (sm)(JCP sm) program, visit "News from The JCP" section of the
JCP web site.
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**MILESTONE JSRS**
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"J2SE 1.5 (Tiger) Available for Review Until January 26"
January 7, 2004, JDJ News Desk and JDJ Newsletter

http://www.sys-con.com/story/?storyid=38658
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JCP JSR Update, JDJ News Desk and JDJ Newsletter
JSR 235
http://www.sys-con.com/story/?storyid=39084
JSR 163
http://www.sys-con.com/java/newsletters/in163.cfm

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JavaLobby Newsletter
"Yes, They Really Do Want Your Feedback", by Rick Ross
covers J2SE v 1.5

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JavaLobby Newsletter

"Flex Promises Richer UI For Web Apps", by Rick Ross
covers aspects regarding the JVM
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**JCP EVENTS**
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**2004 JCP Awareness Campaign Kick Off!**
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January kicked off with a new JCP advertising campaign -
spots, banners and calls to action in a number of key trade
publications including JDJ and JavaLobby. Make sure you check them out
by visiting these sites.

**More Noteworthy JSR News**
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JANUARY/FEBRUARY HITS
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**COMMUNITY DRAFT APPROVED **

The SE/EE EC has voted to approve the Community Review draft of
JSR-212 Server API for Mobile Services (SAMS): Messaging
to continue development in the Java Community Process.
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** PUBLIC REVIEW **
A second Public Review Draft Specification for JSR-73 Data Mining API
is now available for Public Review from
http://jcp.org/en/jsr/stage?listBy=public
as well as the JSR page:
http://jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=73
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** PUBLIC REVIEW **

The Public Review Draft Specification for JSR-206 Java API for XML
Processing (JAXP) 1.3 is now available for Public Review from
http://jcp.org/en/jsr/stage?listBy=public as well as the JSR page:
http://jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=206

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**PUBLIC REVIEW**

The Public Review Draft Specification for JSR-200 Network Transfer Format
for Java Archives is now available for Public Review from
http://jcp.org/en/jsr/stage?listBy=public
as well as the JSR page:
http://jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=200

**PUBLIC REVIEW**
One of the most eagerly awaited J2SE 1.5 component JSRs, JSR 201 is now
available in Public Review consisting of five new additions to the Java
programming language: typesafe enums, autoboxing/unboxing, enhanced
for-loop, varargs, and static import.  This JSR, in conjunction with
JSRs 14 and 175, represents the most significant enhancement to the Java
programming language since its creation.

** FINAL APPROVAL BALLOT**
The SE/EE Executive Committee has approved the Final Approval Ballot of:
JSR-94  Java Rule Engine API
View the ballot results here:
http://jcp.org/en/jsr/results?id=2340
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**FINAL RELEASE**

The Expert Group for JSR-184 Mobile 3D Graphics API for J2ME has
published the Final Release of its specification per Section 3.4 of
the JCP document, version 2.1.
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**JANUARY/FEBRUARY EVENTS**
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- 23 - 24 Feb 2004 - JCP Training West Coast took place in Newark CA -
Sun's Campus; the session was very well attended and it also premiered
new components among them a communication presentation

**UPCOMING EVENTS**
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- JCP 2.6 Launch - March 9, 2004
- LogOn Web Days - OMG Conference, 04/01/04 - 05/05/04 - JCP is
sponsoring this event
- JCP Press Roundtable, in conjunction with JCP EC meeting, 04/30 -
04/31, Munich, Germany (JCP is the organizer)
- TheServerSide Symposium, 05/06/04 - 05/08/04, Las Vegas (JCP is
sponsor)
- 10 - 11 May 2004 JCP Training Europe in Grenoble, France - Sun Campus;
the session presentations will be made available to participants on site
and via email for those on the phone
- SunNetwork Shanghai, 05/25-26, 2004, Shanghai, PRC (JCP
participation TBD)
- JavaOne SF,06/28-07/01, 2004 (JCP participates)
- SunNetwork SF, 09/16-18, 2004, San Francisco, CA  (JCP participation
TBD)
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**Attention Spec Leads!**
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- 1 - 28 Mar 2004 - Spec Leads please advise the PMO of any JSR stage to
be posted on jcp.org
- 28 Mar 2004 - Last day for Spec Leads to inform PMO of any stage to be
posted on JCP.org before JavaOne- 28 Jun - 1 Jul 2004 JavaOne at Moscone
in San Francisco - Please be advised the PMO will be at the conference
and available only on a very limited basis.
- 28 Jun - 1 Jul 2004 JavaOne at Moscone in San Francisco - Please be
advised the PMO will be at the conference and available only on a very
limited basis.
- 5 Jul - 9 Jul 2004 PMO Summer vacation - No CR/(PR  ballot under JCP
2.6) can start 7 Jul 04 -  No 2 week ballot can start on 7 Jul 04
- 7 - 8 Sep 2004 JCP Training East Coast in Burlington MA - Sun Campus.
5 Oct - 15 Nov 2004 EC Elections
- 16 - 23 Nov 2004 EC Change over - No 1 week ballot can start on 16 Nov
2004.  No 2 week ballot can start on 9/16 or 23 Nov 04.
- 30 Nov 2004 newly elected EC is taking office.
- 27 Dec - 31 Dec PMO Winter vacation - No one week ballot can start on
28 Dec 04 - No 2 week ballot can start on either 21 or 28 Dec 04 - no 2
week ballot can start on 14 Dec 04.

** CONTACT INFORMATION **
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Here is how to contact the Program Office:
- http://www.jcp.org/en/jsr/proposal: to submit proposals for new JSRs.
- spec-submit@jcp.org: to send in your draft and/or final specification
documents and related materials (as .pdf or Zip archive, please. Other
formats will not be posted).
- participant-access@jcp.org: in case you misplaced your Member
password....
- pmo@jcp.org: to reach the PMO.


See Also
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