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Re: [jakartaee-platform-dev] Much more progress on Jakarta EE 9 Specifications!

Fantastic work Kevin and everyone.

On Fri, Oct 2, 2020 at 8:43 PM Kevin Sutter <sutter@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
It's been a while since I've sent out a "status note"...

I think the easiest way to visualize our progress is via our Project Board:

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.

We have a handful (five) of Specifications that are dependent on the Platform TCK and CI:

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 Specifications).

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)    
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