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Jakarta EE Platform Call

Date: 2021-02-09


  • Ivar Grimstad (Eclipse Foundation)
  • Jesse McConnell (Webtide)
  • Scott Marlow (Red Hat)
  • Andy McCright (IBM)
  • Jean-Louis Monteiro (Tomitribe)
  • Brian Stansberry (Red Hat)
  • BJ Hargrave (IBM)
  • Otavio Santana (
  • Kevin Sutter (IBM)
  • Steve Millidge (Payara)
  • Lukas Jungmann (Oracle)
  • Dmitry Kornilov (Oracle)
  • Cesar Hernandez (Tomitribe)
  • Thomas Watson (IBM)
  • Emily Jiang (IBM)
  • Nathan Erwin (Individual)
  • Werner Keil (Individual)
  • Ed Bratt (Oracle)

Agenda and Minutes

Jakarta EE 9.1 Plan review

  • Completes tomorrow (Plan)
  • Glassfish and TCK would need to be complete by first week of March to allow for sufficient voting period before end of March.
  • Target is to start vote for release by March 31

Prepare for Jakarta EE 9.2 or EE 10 release

  • Communicate a deadline for individual Component release plans – April 15
    • Consider the use of the News website for communication.
  • Communicate a need for a new Release Lead – looking for a volunteer
  • New minimum Java SE 11 version for the next release? Could have a ripple effect across many APIs.
  • Possible platform level concerns
    • Embrace CDI in component APIs (where not done fully yet)
    • Refactor TCK (extract spec level TCKs)
      • Structure how the spec tcks are pulled into the platform tck (maven?)
      • Concern that refactoring will prevent a release, need to make sure that doesn’t happen / can refactor over multiple releases
  • Poll the vendors for input to how the platform should evolve?
    • Kubernetes ?
    • Cloud native technologies? MicroProfile?
    • Messaging platforms?
    • Dmitry mentioned a doc that the Platform or PMC put together a year or two ago about future directions…
  • The contents of the release plan should be possible to implement and deliver within 6 months. If features require longer implementation period, the release plan should be phased so it can be released in 6 months cycles
  • Target Release date of the next Jakarta EE release will be in October 2021

Follow the MP alignment


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