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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.
 
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Nominations for 2017 JCP Annual Awards are Open
The nominations for 2017 JCP Annual Awards are open. Submit nominations now!

2017 Executive Committee (EC) Special Election Results Posted
The 2017 EC Special Election results are posted!

2016 Star Spec Lead Announced
Congratulations to Antoine Sabot-Durand for being selected for 2016 Star Spec Lead!

JCP Membership Drive 2017
Join the JCP during our Membership Drive!

JCP Memberships and the JSR 364 Final Release
The JCP Program Office and Executive Committee (EC) are excited to announce the release of JSR 364, Broadening JCP Membership! With this release, the JCP Process Document is upgraded to version 2.10 from version 2.9.

A significant change in this JSR is the introduction of new levels of Membership - Full Membership, Partner Membership, and Associate Membership. For more information about the Memberships the JCP offers, please see the JCP Participation Overview page and check the flowchart list to see which Membership applies to you.


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JSR Updates

New JSRs

Early Draft Reviews
JSR 282, Real-Time Specification for Java
JSR 302, Safety Critical Java Technology

Public Reviews
JSR 366, Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 8
JSR 375 Java EE Security API
JSR 379, Java SE 9 Release Contents

Public Reconsideration Ballots
JSR 376, Java Platform Module System

Proposed Final Drafts
JSR 367, Java API for JSON Binding
JSR 369, Java Servlet 4.0 Specification
JSR 370, Java API for RESTful Web Services 2.1 Specification
JSR 380, Bean Validation 2.0

Final Releases
JSR 365, Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java 2.0
JSR 372, JavaServer Faces 2.3 Specification
JSR 374, Java API for JSON Processing 1.1

Maintenance Reviews
JSR 67, Java APIs for XML Messaging 1.0
JSR 199, Java Compiler API
JSR 221, JDBC 4.0 API Specification
JSR 222, Java Architecture for XML Binding 2
JSR 224, Java API for XML-Based Web Services 2.0
JSR 269, Pluggable Annotation Processing API
JSR 318, Enterprise JavaBeans 3.1 (Interceptors 1.2)
JSR 338, Java Persistence 2.1
JSR 919, JavaMail
JSR 925, JavaBeans Activation Framework

Maintenance Releases
 


Individual Membership Renewal Process
The Program Management Office is completing the individual JCP Membership renewal process now. The individual JCP Membership of those who have not responded will be canceled.

JCP.Next Progress Update
JSR 364, Broadening JCP Membership, has posted a Proposed Final Draft.
JSR 358, A major revision of the Java Community Process, also continues development in parallel.
JSR 355, JCP Executive Committee Merge, completed its work and went final on 22 August 2012.

JSR 355 Final Release delivered the current version of the JCP -- published as 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.


JUGs or Individuals, Complete the Transparency Checks or Audits on JSRs

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.


EC Meetings
The latest EC meeting summaries have been posted.

Materials for Spec Leads
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)


JUG Members Learn the Benefits of Active JCP Participation
The Java Community Process (JCP) program has seen a dramatic rise in worldwide participation. Read more here...



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News JSR 380 Bean Validation 2.0 Proposed Final Draft
 
JSR 370 Java API for RESTful Web Services 2.1 Specification Proposed Final Draft
 
JSR 369 Java Servlet 4.0 Specification Proposed Final Draft
 
JSR 376 Java Platform Module System Public Review Reconsideration Ballot
 
JSR 318 Interceptors 1.2 Maintenance Review 3
 
JSR 375 Java EE Security API Public Review
 
JSR 374 Java API for JSON Processing 1.1 Final Release
 
JSR 919 JavaMail Maintenance Review 4
 
JSR 338 Java Persistence 2.1 Maintenance Review
 
JSR 365 Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java 2.0 Final Release
 
JSR 380 Bean Validation 2.0 Public Review
 
JSR 366 Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 8 Public Review
 
JSR 370 Java API for RESTful Web Services 2.1 Specification Public Review
 
JSR 369 Java Servlet 4.0 Specification Review
 
JSR 367 Java API for JSON Binding Proposed Final Draft
 
JSR 372 JavaServer Faces 2.3 Specification Final Release
 
JSR 365 Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java 2.0 Proposed Final Draft
 
JSR 925 JavaBeans Activation Framework 1.2 Maintenance Review 2
 
JSR 222 Java Architecture for XML Binding 2.3 Maintenance Review 3
 
JSR 224 JAX-WS 2.0 Maintenance Review 6
 
JSR 67 SOAP with Attachments API for Java Maintenance Review 5
 
JSR 374 Java API for JSON Processing 1.1 Proposed Final Draft
 
JSR 379 Java SE 9 Release Contents Public Review
 
JSR 376 Java Platform Module System Public Review
 
JSR 370 Java API for RESTful Web Services 2.1 Early Draft Review
 
JSR 375 Java EE Security API Early Draft Review
 
JSR 372 JavaServer Faces 2.3 Specification Proposed Final Draft
 
JSR 199 Java Compiler API Maintenance Review 2
 
JSR 269 Pluggable Annotation Processing API Maintenance Review 3
 
JSR 221 JDBC 4.0 API Specification Maintenance Review 3
 
JSR 380 Bean Validation 2.0 Early Draft Review
 
JSR 302 Safety Critical Java Technology Early Draft Review 3
 
JSR 282 Real-Time Specification for Java Early Draft Review 3
 
JSR 365 Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java 2.0 Public Review
 
JSR 362 Portlet Specification 3.0 Proposed Final Draft