Jakarta EE Spec Committee - January 11th, 2023
Attendees (present in bold):
Kenji Kazumura - Fujitsu
Tom Watson - IBM - Emily Jiang
Ed Bratt - Oracle - Dmitry Kornilov
Andrew Pielage - Payara - Petr Aubrecht
David Blevins - Tomitribe - Jean-Louis Monteiro, Cesar Hernandez
Ivar Grimstad - PMC Representative
Marcelo Ancelmo - Participant Member - Abraham Marin-Perez
Werner Keil - Committer Member
Scott Stark - Red Hat - Scott Marlow Enterprise Member
Zhai Luchao - Shandong Cvicse Middleware Co. - Enterprise Member
Eclipse Foundation: Tanja Obradovic, Paul Buck (chair)
Past business / action items:
Ongoing tracking spreadsheet of specifications progressing through the JESP version lifecycle
Ongoing work on and resolve Specification Committee’s process enhancements items including those identified in the Jakarta EE 10 retrospective:
See the issues in the board for updates
Request from Eric of Primeton (mengqy@xxxxxxxxxxxx) to the Marketing Committee:
Discuss formulate the Specification Committee’s questions and/or position, notes from the discussion:
Tanja plans to reach out to the Chinese community members on what information they are looking for and are the translated specs going to fulfill that need?
The English documents are normative.
The EF is currently assessing this from a licensing perspective including copyright.
Other bodies provide translated versions for ease-of-use.
Any implementor must have English skills, Java and the spec JavaDoc pages are in English
The specs do provide helpful information to the community
We are not going to add spec doc translations to the release, we cannot add burden to the projects or lengthen the release cycle
What about focusing on other materials such as the tutorial (out of date) as an alternative or in addition to?
Critical - whenever there is doubt, the English documents are normative
Any commitment to do this must be on going for subsequent releases
Tanja to report back on further input on the request from the Chinese members
Steering Committee’s 01/09/23 Jakarta EE 11 guidance, for reference see:
Jakarta EE 11 (10.x) - Narrative
Adopted Resolution: “Resolved, the Steering Committee recommends that the Jakarta EE Working Group begin planning for the next Jakarta EE 11 release as proposed in the Jakarta EE 11 Narrative Presentation, with the following high level guidelines:
Target Java version 21
Target GA date Q1 2024
These guidelines are provided to encourage a common community direction for Jakarta EE 11.“
A discussion took place to help Wayne understand the situation, he will now consider it and consult with others in the Eclipse Foundation and update the committee at a later date.
FOLLOW-UP w/ Wayne scheduled for 01/25/23 Specification Committee meeting