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Jakarta EE Platform Call

Date: 2021-05-11 Present:

  • Amelia Eiras (Tomitribe)
  • Jan Westerkamp (iJUG)
  • Jesse McConnell (Webtide)
  • Werner Keil (Committer, Jakarta Ambassadors)
  • Aaron Coburn
  • BJ Hargrave (IBM)
  • Emily Jiang (IBM)
  • Thomas Watson (IBM)
  • Ivar Grimstad (Eclipse Foundation)
  • Kevin Sutter (IBM)
  • Lukas Jungmann (Oracle)
  • Ed Bratt (Oracle)
  • Tanja Obradovic (Eclipse Foundation)
  • Stephen Millidge (Payara)
  • Roberto Cortez (Red Hat)
  • Cesar Hernández (Tomitribe)

Agenda and Minutes

Jakarta EE 9.1

  • Ballot ongoing:
  • Ballot ends May 17

Statement of Direction


  • The above issue collects the items that are under consideration to be used as a basis for the statement of direction

  • Should give an overview (direction), not necessarily all the details

  • Direction for the entire platform, not only the core profile

  • Action for all:
    • Continue commenting on the issue
    • Spread the word
  • Consolidate on next call and have a statement ready next week

Versioning Discussion

*Ä Release Core profile separately

  • How to avoid confusion Ä When to release Core, Web, Platform

Jakarta EE Core Profile

  • Initial Draft Outline:
  • Is CDI Lite a gating factor for Core Profile?
  • A Time based or content based release?
    • Ambassadors statement advocating yearly cadence Jakarta EE Ambassadors Joint Position on Jakarta EE and MicroProfile Alignment – Jakarta EE Ambassadors (
    • Arjan’s survey (600+ respondents) Jakarta EE Survey 2020/2021 - results ( question 15 (48% 1 year)

Discussion regarding release handling and the role of the platform

  • DECISION: Ask the specification teams of the component specification if a deadline of October 15, 2021 as a date for release reviews would be achievable

Individual specification plan reviews


— did not get to these —

Jakarta EE 10

  • Follow up on things like Modularity

Jakarta Config

  • Content, next step?

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