Welcome to jcp.org, home of the Java Community ProcessSM (JCPSM) Program. The JCP is the mechanism for developing standard technical specifications for Java technology.
Anyone can register for the site and participate in reviewing and providing feedback for the Java Specification Requests (JSRs), and anyone can sign up to become a JCP Member and then participate on the Expert Group of a JSR or even submit their own JSR Proposals.
To get the most out of the site, register now.
For more information about the JCP Program, refer to our overview page.
Congratulations to the newest JCP Star Spec Lead, Brian Goetz. Brian is the Spec Lead for JSR 335, Lambda Expressions for the Java Programming Language.
The Program Management Office has started the individual renewal process. If you receive an email, please make sure to respond.
Season's Greetings from the Program Management Office.
The 2013 Executive Committee Elections are now complete. Go to our EC Elections page to view the results. Thank you for all of your votes!
View the JCP photostream on Flickr for pictures from JavaOne and the 11th Annual JCP Awards Presentation and Party.
You can also read about all the Java Community Process events at JavaOne 2013.
JSR 358, A major revision of the Java Community Process, has been submitted for JSR Review and approved by the JCP Executive Committee. JSR 355, JCP Executive Committee Merge, completed its work and went final on 22 August 2012.
As part of the JSR 355 Final Release, the JCP Executive Committee published revisions to the JCP Process Document (version 2.9) and the EC Standing Rules (version 2.2).
Read JCP.next: Where Are We and How Are We Doing? to learn more about JCP.next.
The 11th JCP annual award winners were announced September 23 at the Annual JCP Community Party held in San Francisco at the Hilton Hotel. Congratulations to the winners and all of the nominees! This year we added a new award category this year for the Adopt-a-JSR program participants, for a total of four award categories: JCP Member/Participant of the Year, Outstanding Spec Lead, Most Significant JSR and Outstanding Adopt-a-JSR Participant.
Adopt-a-JSR July Update call materials are available on the JCP Multimedia Page.
Oracle and the Java Community Process members announced the availability of Java Platform Enterprise Edition 7.
There is a transparency sub-project introduced as part of the Adopt-a-JSR program. We need JUGs or individuals to do transparency checks or audits on JSRs.
The latest EC meeting summaries have been posted.
Following the upgrade to the JCP 2.8 Program, the Program Office has made available the following materials for Spec Leads on the Multimedia page of jcp.org:
- Adopt-a-JSR for Spec Leads (February 2013 call)
- JCP 2.9 and Transparency (November 2012 call)
- Meet the Candidates (October 2012 call)
- Expert Group Nominations (June 2012 call)
- Leveraging the JCP Community (February 2012 call)
- Transparency (December 2011 call)
- JCP 2.8 Overview (October 2011 call)
The Java Community Process (JCP) program has seen a dramatic rise in worldwide participation. Read more here...
JSR 348, Towards a new version of the Java Community Process passed the Final Approval Ballot by EC vote, so JCP 2.8 took effect as of 18 October 2011. See
the JCP 2.8 documents and the overview of JCP 2.8.
Read a news article on JCP 2.8 here...
Listen to the JCP 2.8 for Spec Leads call and follow along with the materials.
Patrick has been busy lately giving his perspective on the JCP. You can find his interviews here:
ESPRIT Tunisian JUG
Paul K Moore
Daniel de Oliveira Ferreira
Java Hellenic User Group
Marcelo P. das Neves Silva
Early Draft Reviews
Proposed Final Drafts
JSR 360, Connected Limited Device Configuration 8
JSR 361, Java ME Embedded Profile
JSR 308, Annotations on Java Types
JSR 310, Date and Time API
JSR 335, Lambda Expressions for the Java Programming Language
JSR 337, Java SE 8 Release Contents
JSR 346, Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java EE 1.1
JSR 003, Java Management Extensions
JSR 114, JDBC Rowset Implementations
JSR 160, JMX Remote API
JSR 173, Streaming API for XML
JSR 199, Java Compiler
JSR 206, Java API for XML Processing
JSR 221, JDBC
JSR 269, Pluggable Annotation Processing API