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Jakarta EE Platform Call

Date: 2020-08-11

Present (please put your name down here to mark yourself as present…):

  • Ivar Grimstad (Eclipse Foundation)
  • Cesar Hernandez (Tomitribe)
  • Jean-Louis Monteiro (Tomitribe)
  • Guillermo González de Agüero (Individual)
  • Dmitry Kornilov (Oracle)
  • Ed Bratt (Oracle)
  • Andy McCright (IBM)
  • BJ Hargrave (IBM)
  • Paul Nicolucci (IBM)
  • Scott Marlow (Red Hat)
  • Scott Stark (Red Hat)
  • Nathan Erwin (Individual)
  • Werner Keil (Individual)
  • Kevin Sutter (IBM)
  • Gabriel Bussolo (Individual)


Update on the EFSL

  • Nothing has to be reverted for Jakarta EE 9. Kevin will send out a note.


  • Wiki page to track the various pieces showing status, progress, howtos, etc.
  • Easy to edit by committers - just click Edit in the upper right hand corner of the page
  • The Platform TCK results link needs to be updated.

Spec finalization checklist

  • - need to update to indicate that the mentor sends out the ballot and what the template is.

File names for TCK

  • Can TCK file names differ from recommendation?
  • We don’t have a process for this and would be too much process to require all names to follow the name convention now.
  • The final TCK name could be changed by the promotion script (later during promotion) to match whatever we want it to be.

Discussion of Jakarta EE 9 Release Date

  • Sept 16 is no longer viable (Kevin sent out a note and updated the Schedule per this information)
  • What’s the next “best guess?
    • EclipseCon (~ Oct 20) has been thrown out as an idea.
  • Major hurdle is getting all of the Specs, APIs, TCKs, and CIs ready for ballot. The final hurdle is the Platform TCK and CI.
    • The rest of the process after the ballot is minor.
  • Scott Marlow explained the current situation with the TCK testing and associated process.

Discussion of remaining PRs for Jakarta EE 9 (this column shows the remaining PRs that still need to be created)

  • Connectors and Concurrency – Kevin pinged Steve on Slack. Supposedly these were close to being ready last week…
  • Faces, Security, and Messaging. Our one-man wrecking crew (Arjan) could probably use some assistance to get these completed.
  • JSP and JSTL. Paul indicated that he and Arjan were getting close on prepping JSTL for the PR. Still looking for someone to drive the JSP PR…
  • Enterprise Beans. Cesar and Jean-Louise volunteered to drive this PR for David.
  • JSON-B. Dmitry will finish this one now that he’s back from vacation.
  • JAX-RS. Dmitry indicated that Jersey was working on their implementation. He will follow up with that team to find our current status and find an owner. I will also ask our IBM participant to see if he can help.
  • Transactions. Not sure on the status of this one. Scott Stark indicated he would touch base with Tom Jenkinson to see where we are at.

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