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Java 7 and 8 Begin to Take Shape: What's In, What's Out?

Nov 19, 2010, 22:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"The next two major versions of Java are beginning to take shape. Oracle has submitted the release content for both Java SE 7 and 8 to the Java Community Process (JCP) for approval before the end of the month.

"JSR (Java Specification Request) 336 details the components and features that will become JDK 7, while JSR 337 details JDK 8. The final Java 7 release is being targeted for mid-2011, while Java 8's release is set for 2012.

""These JSRs have been a long time coming," Mark Reinhold, Chief Architect of the Java Platform Group at Oracle, blogged. "They're now nally on the JCP Executive Committee ballot for approval; results should be available in two weeks."

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