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The Java Community Process Program -- August 2004 Newsletter

Java Community ProcessSM — August 2004 Newsletter

JCP News Bulletin
August 2004

Here is your August 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 some recent
news, an upcoming JCP online chat (today!), an online survey, European
LogOn Days, a call for US San Francisco bay area volunteers, a reminder
for upcoming JCP training and some noteworthy JSRs.

Find out about more about the latest happenings in the Java Community
Process (JCP) program, by visiting the JCP web site--our front page now
highlights for you recent JCP happenings: . Some recent
new items include some JSR news, coverage from the July JCP EC meeting
in Toronto and a link to the new JSR community on

-The JSR community on

- "JDJ Opinion: Java is Back!"

- "JCP Approves Oracle-Led Data Mining Specification, JSR-73" (JDJ)

- "JCP talks open source at Toronto meeting" (IT World Canada)

- "Java's gatekeepers: How we set the standards" (ITBusiness Canada)

Have questions or comments about the JCP? Join the online chat this
Tuesday, 17 August at 11:00 A.M. PDT/6:00 P.M. GMT on "What's Happening
in the Java Community Process?" The guests will be Onno Kluyt, Director
of the JCP Program, and chair of the Executive Committees, and Aaron
Williams, Manager of the JCP Program Management Office (PMO). Link to
the Java Live Chat:

Your opinions will help improve the JCP program to better meet the needs
of Java developers and organizations that depend on Java technology. To
thank you for your participation in this brief online survey, we will
enter your name in a drawing for a $500 cash prize. Link to go to the

The JCP is seeking JCP member or individual expert participants for an
upcoming usability study in early September. If you are interested,
please reply to this announcement by emailing Include in
your response title "usability", your contact information. Participants
must be able to attend a session at the Sun Campus US West Coast
usability labs and will receive $150 for a 90 minute commitment and
their important feedback.

** 2004 JCP Training **
Liz Kiener is conducting one more JCP training session for the season.
This session will be held on the US East Coast at the Sun Campus in
Burlington, MA: 7-8 September 2004 . Contact Liz  to
reserve your space and view more information here: .

The JCP is proud to be sponsoring the LogOn Technology Transfer third
edition of the well-established Java Days Europe, taking place in
September in four European cities. The Java Days are a series of one-day
conferences and exhibitions with focus on the most relevant technical
and business aspects of Java in the Enterprise. The events are designed
to meet the information needs of IT Managers, Software Developers,
Consultants, and Business/Government End Users. Attendance is free by

Topics this year include: Standard Applications and Service-oriented
Architectures (SOA), Business Process Execution Language (BPEL),
Combining MDA and Framework, GUI strategies for Enterprise applications,
Flash-based rich clients for J2EE applications. Full Programs and free
registration are available at:

- Java Day Frankfurt - 14 September 2004

- Java Day Zurich - 22 September 2004

- Java Day Munich - 23 September 2004

- Java Day London - 28 September 2004

For any questions, please contact the organizers LogOn, Goeran Gutberlet, at or at +49-6173-955850.

- The Early Draft Specification for JSR 223, Scripting Pages in Java Web
Applications, is now available for Review from the list of Early Draft
Reviews page:>. This review
closes on 15 September 2004.

- JSR 210, OSS Service Quality Management API, has submitted materials
for Early Draft Review. The draft includes the overview and user's
manual as well as the javadoc. The EG looks forward to comments from the
community and is currently busy planning out work for the RI and TCK.
Thanks to all who have and continue to contribute to this worthwhile
effort to define a standard interface for Service Quality Management.
You will be able to review and comment on the draft shortly from here:

- The Public Review Draft Specification for JSR 234, Advanced Multimedia
Supplements is now available for Public Review from the list of Public
Reviews page . This Public
Review closes on 30 August 2004.

- New Proposed Final Drafts available here:
* JSR 206, Java API for XML Processing (JAXP) 1.3:
* JSR 174, Monitoring and Management Specification for the Java Virtual
* JSR 200, Network Transfer Format for Java Archives:

- The Public Review for JSR 211, Content Handler API, ended 15 August.
Thanks to all the interested people who took the time to review the
specification. If you didn't get a chance to comment on it, it may not
be too late, please send comments as soon as possible. The expert group
will be reviewing the input and integrating it into the specification
for update and publication later this year:

- Spec lead change for JSR 208, Java Business Integration. Nick Kassem
has stepped down to be replaced by Ron Ten-Hove and Peter Walker as
co-spec leads. Spec lead changes can often slow JSRs down a bit!

- Some JAIN JSR News-- Dynamicsoft has passed SIP Servlet, JSR 116,
certification for their SIP Servlet AppEngine, and JSR 240, JAIN SLEE
v1.1, will host the next expert group meeting in Turin, Italy, on 31
August 31 and 1 September At Telcom Italia Labs:

Here is how to contact the Program Office:
- to submit proposals for new JSRs.

- 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).

- Expert Group lists, in case you misplaced your Member

- to reach the PMO.

See Also
Community Process Main Page