Starting on the
right, we have the "Ratified Final Specification" column. This
shows the Specifications that are completely done with the ballot passed.
We have 12 Specifications in this group! Yes! Next column over
is the "PRs Complete and Ballot Started" column. As of
today, this shows four more Specifications in the ballot process with end
dates coming mid October. And, finally,
the third column from the right is the "Specification and Apidocs
Draft PRs" column. This is the column we need to focus on. It
shows that we still have 19 Specifications in some sort of readiness.
Our stated goal
for completion of Jakarta EE 9 is Nov 20, 2020. That means that
the last day that we can start the ballot for the Platform-related Specifications
is Nov 06, 2020 (mandatory two week voting period).
In order to properly
create the final API and Javadoc for the Platform and Web Profile, I need
all of the other component Specification ballots to be completed Oct 30
(gives me a week to ensure that everything is in place for the final Platform-related
That gives usthree weeks (Oct 9, Oct 16, and Oct 23) to get the remaining 14
Specifications to ballot. Considering that it took us 8 weeks
to complete the first 12 Specifications, we have our work cut out for us.
:-) Of course, all of us are getting more educated on what it takes
to get these Specifications to ballot. So, I'm not too nervous...
We have several Specifications that are " very close" to
being ready for ballot. But, we also have a few that still require
some work... If any of you require assistance in completing these
Specifications, please raise your hand and ask for help. There are
many people just waiting to help out in whatever way possible.
I will plan to
send out a similar note on each Friday as we try to track to this aggressive
schedule. Thanks for your help! --------------------------------------------------- Kevin Sutter STSM, MicroProfile and Jakarta EE architect @ IBM e-mail: sutter@xxxxxxxxxx Twitter: @kwsutter phone: tl-553-3620 (office), 507-253-3620 (office) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinwsutter