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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



I’ve migrated my blog over to

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

After nearly eighteen months of effort within Sun, the href="">Java Community Process, and the
wider ...

Just in time for the holidays!

The Early Draft Review version of the href="">JSR 270 specification,
which governs the content...

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

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

The JSR 270 Expert Group
recently decided upon the set of component JSRs that will appear in Mustang,
a.k.a.  href="http...

JSR 270, the umbrella JSR
for J2SE 6.0 ("Mustang"), was href="">resoundingly approved by...

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

Tiger is done.

Whew! I can just about hear the collective sigh of relief from
everyone, both inside and outside of Sun, who...

The Tiger Release Candidate shipped
earlier today

Even more amazingly, our QA team is happy with it!

Last Friday we posted the first of the href="">Tiger Snapshot releases to
the web. Build 55 is available right now, and the plan is to...