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LJC JCP Committee Minutes

Apologies for the delayed publication of these minutes. If you have any questions about what we’re doing or what goes on at these meetings, please get in touch.
In attendance:
Ben, Richard, Somay, Martijn, Simon, Kim, Graham

The committee met over the New Year and updated the trello boards.

No voting in January

Somay to organise Feb meeting

Adopt-a-JSR article for OTN discussion.  pre-submission

Engage Oracle in discussion with regards to their plans for JavaFX and standardisation – Resolved. Open Source

Got some momentum with JavaEE – 4 people and going….

Hardware for Adopt OpenJDK – Resolved. Not proceeding III – quick discussion to get us up to date.

Landing page for Adopt-a-JSR – In progress –
Looking for content input, Hashtag, graphics

Currency JSR… Ben has resigned. Concerns about how the JSR is progressing

Richard looking at scraping for calendar

Nashorn hackday – 2nd March tentative

EE7 in public review – query about why/how it’s ahead of some component specs

JSON JSR – Richard raised some concerns about performance considerations. David to follow up with EG

CDI 2.0 – If it happens, keen to see a broader participation.

Minutes for June 18th, as always, questions, comments etc are welcome!


  • Ben Evans
  • Trisha Gee
  • James Gough
  • David Illsley
  • Richard Warburton
  • Martijn Verburg

Thanks for Jim for scheduling the meetings and JClarity for hosting

JSR Voting:
355 – JCP Executive Committee Merge Public Review Ballot

  Voted Yes with comment:

The LJC believes strongly that Java is one platform and that a smaller, more focused committee will produce results on more responsive timescales.

358 – A major revision of the Java Community Process

  JSR Review Ballot Vote scheduled for June 28 – July 9th

  Discussed the background and a couple of minor points and agreed to follow-up via e-mail.


  • Successfully migrated to a project –
  • Now has a much larger communal mailing list ~ 67 members
  • Further discussion on JavaEE JSRs and low level of interest from the LJC. Had one additional expression of interest. Jim to follow-up on EE.


  • Not really a JCP topic, so in future going to move discussion out of this group.
  • Had a Lambdas hack day. Lots of interesting feedback. Trying to organise another one. Planned for 30 June.
  • AI: Ben: Blog about Lambda Hackday


  • JDK Statistical analysis tools – still talking to Oracle


  • Ben mentioned his piece on the BBC
  • Lots of Committee Representation at JavaOne!
  • LJC panel, BoF Adopt A JSR, BoF JSR 310, JavaFX, Modern Software Development Antipatterns, Disruptor, OpenJDK Building and testing

What is the LJC

The London Java Community (LJC) is a group of Java Enthusiasts who are interested in benefiting from shared knowledge in the industry. Through our forum and regular meetings you can keep in touch with the latest industry developments, learn new Java (& other JVM) technologies, meet other developers, discuss technical/non technical issues and network further throughout the Java Community.