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Mark Reinhold

Mark Reinhold is an Architect at Oracle, where he works on Java SE and OpenJDK. This is his old blog; his new blog is at


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301 Moved Permanently

Posted by mreinhold on August 29, 2006 at 2:51 PM PDT

I’ve migrated my blog over to

Mustang Maintenance Review 1

Posted by mreinhold on March 22, 2006 at 11:38 AM PST

Yesterday we posted the first href="">Maintenance Review for the
Mustang (Java SE 6)

Mustang Beta Blog Carnival!

Posted by mreinhold on February 16, 2006 at 8:45 AM PST

After nearly eighteen months of effort within Sun, the href="">Java Community Process, and the
wider JDK Community, the Mustang
Beta Release is now available.

Mustang Release Contents (JSR 270): Early Draft Review

Posted by mreinhold on December 21, 2005 at 5:04 PM PST

Just in time for the holidays!

The Early Draft Review version of the href="">JSR 270 specification,
which governs the content of the Java SE 6 “Mustang”
release, is now
. now publishes syndication feeds

Posted by mreinhold on November 18, 2005 at 8:41 AM PST

By popular demand Planet JDK now
publishes both an RSS feed and an
Atom feed.

The Atom feed is in the
version 0.3 format (sorry href="">Tim); I'll
set up a


Posted by mreinhold on November 10, 2005 at 3:20 PM PST

Many members of the JDK
are active bloggers, but there's no one place where you can go to
find their blogs.

Mustang Component JSRs

Posted by mreinhold on July 19, 2005 at 1:35 PM PDT

The JSR 270 Expert Group
recently decided upon the set of component JSRs that will appear in Mustang,
a.k.a.  href="">Java SE 6.
Here they are, grouped together by area:

Mustang: Experts Wanted

Posted by mreinhold on March 2, 2005 at 9:34 PM PST

JSR 270, the umbrella JSR
for J2SE 6.0 ("Mustang"), was href="">resoundingly approved by the
JCP Executive
Committee for J2SE/J2EE
earlier this week.

The expert group already has some initial members; we'll be accepting

Mustang Snapshots: Another experiment in openness

Posted by mreinhold on November 15, 2004 at 4:51 PM PST

Way back when I was an undergrad I had a professor who was a stickler for
experimental method. She was also, however, always anxious to see what you had

Tigers and Mustangs and Dolphins, Oh My!

Posted by mreinhold on September 30, 2004 at 2:18 AM PDT

Tiger is done.

Whew! I can just about hear the collective sigh of relief from
everyone, both inside and outside of Sun, who contributed to this amazing
product. We hope you enjoy working with it.