This is a very real concern for many customers. We heard the same concern at JavaOne during EE4J discussions. As I have said for a while now, the best way to address this is a realistic roadmap for EE4J including some kind of commitment, hopefully including from Oracle, as to who is taking ownership of moving which Java EE specification forward. Simply continuing to say it will take time to figure out risks people continuing to worry more and more about the future of Java EE.
At least a simple list of who wants to move which specification forward should not be so hard for a technology and market as mature as Java EE.
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Does anyone want to address the issue of the abandonment of the Issue Trackers for major EE8 specifications? Specifically the Jersey and Yasson issue trackers seem to be dead or dying. I briefly corresponded with Dmitry Kornilov regarding the state of the Jersey issue tracker, and essentially he told me that most of the original employee developers are no longer contributing or even working at Oracle any more. He told me he
was working on finding new developers, but this was over a month ago and
frankly I have begun to think that Java EE8 is heading down the
neglected path that EE7 was on. Issues are piling up and there is no communication
between developers to even help facilitate patching and submitting pull
requests. Does Oracle have any responsibility left in this, or have they just dumped Java EE8 in the Eclipse Foundation's hands and said "Good luck!"?
Is there a central point of
contact regarding EE8 or is communication fragmented across each
specification? Should I abandon server side Java and just start using