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[] Jakarta EE Spec Committee Approved Meeting Minutes - July 28th, 2021

Jakarta EE Spec Committee - July 28th, 2021 [1300 UTC]

Attendees (present in bold):

Kenji Kazumura - Fujitsu

Dan Bandera - IBM - Kevin Sutter, Tom Watson

Ed Bratt - Oracle - Dmitry Kornilov

Andrew Pielage - Payara - Matt Gill

Scott Stark - Red Hat - Mark Little, Scott Marlow

David Blevins - Tomitribe - Jean-Louis Monteiro, Cesar Hernandez

Ivar Grimstad - PMC Representative

Marcelo Ancelmo - Participant Member - Martijn Verburg

Werner Keil - Committer Member

Jun Qian - Primeton - Enterprise Member 


Eclipse Foundation: Tanja Obradovic, Paul Buck (chair)

Past business / action items:

  • Approval is requested for the meeting minutes from the July 14th meeting as drafted - Approved.


  • Ongoing tracking spreadsheet of individual specs progress through the JESP

  • Plan Review ballot results are missing from these specification web pages:

    • Mail 2.1 - Andrew Pielage - done

    • XML Binding 4.0 - Marcelo/Martijn - pending

    • XML Web Services 4.0 - Jun Qian (Ivar) - done

    • Activation 2.1 - David/Jean-Louis - done

    • Security 3.0 (Page is missing for 3.0) - David/Jean-Louis - done

  • “Removal” of Optional Features - See agenda from 07/14 for background and related discussions on the mailing list

    • Next steps were discussed and documented below 

    • Proposal from EE 10 draft release plan

      • Remove EJB Entity Bean (BMP & CMP) and Embeddable Container features in EE 10

To be worked and decided by the Platform Project

  • Curtail the use of "optional features" in platform and component specifications

Spec Committee will take the position via a resolution to require this for component specifications in Jakarta EE 10

PROPOSED RESOLUTION: The Specification Committee resolves that no new optional features may will be added in Jakarta EE 10 and beyond in component, Platform, or Profile specifications.

The chair will initiate a 7 day ballot with this resolution on the public Spec Discussion mailing list

  • The Specification Committee chair is unavailable for the meeting scheduled on August, 11th. The chair proposes to cancel the meeting for a summer break for the committee. Next scheduled meeting would therefore be held on August 25th and 1300 UTC.

    • No objections were noted to canceling the meeting on August 11th, our next call will be on August 25th

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