Posted by pelegri
on April 5, 2005 at 10:00 AM PDT
The quality of a Java spec critically depends on the community feedback. The Early Access for the JAXB 2.0 and JAX-RPC 2.0 specs will be out very soon; that will be a great opportunity for your feedback on these two specs.
I believe that the main reason why Java has been and continues to
be a great platform is its community. Here is another challenge
to this community: we need your help to refine
href="http://jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=222">JAXB 2.0 and
href="http://jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=224">JAX-RPC 2.0 so they will
meet the needs of your fellow Java developers.
In the next few days we are going to release this
Early Access implementation to Java.Net, and we hope that will
encourage exploration of the spec and feedback.
The Expert Groups now have fairly complete early drafts, and the
implementation is tracking those drafts. The latest JAXB 2.0 is
Early Draft Review 2 , from March 23rd. The latest published JAX-RPC 2.0
Early Draft Review 2 , but the version to read is an ED3 that
is in the JCP publishing queue and that should be out in a couple of days.
An up-to-date implementation makes it much easier to explore the
specification, so we truly hope that the EA will encourage your
feedback. As usual, the EGs still have material that it has not been
incorporated into the drafts, but don't let that stop you: the Early
Drafts are quite complete and, from now on, the EA will be tracking
changes in a transparent, continuous manner, so you will be able to
track the spec as it reacts to the EG and the community.
The Early Access release will be available at the usual Java.Net projects:
If no last minute problems arise, they will both be out this week, and we will
send a further announcement then.
Please provide feedback on the 2.0 specs through the
that was set up for this. The forum has been pretty active but most
of the (very positive) feedback has been on JAXB 2.0 and we specially
need additional feedback on the JAX-RPC 2.0 spec. Please provide
feedback, the Java developers of years to come will thank you.