The Java Community Process(SM) Program
Welcome to the Java Community Process!Welcome to jcp.org, home of the Java Community Process SM (JCP SM) Program. The JCP is the mechanism for developing standard technical specifications for Java technology. Anyone can register for the site and participate in reviewing and providing feedback for the Java Specification Requests (JSRs), and anyone can sign up to become a JCP Member and then participate on the Expert Group of a JSR or even submit their own JSR Proposals.
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For more information about the JCP Program, refer to our overview page.
2018 EC Special Election Results Published!The 2018 EC Special Election results are published!
2017 Star Spec Lead Announced!Congratulations to Dmitry Kornilov for being selected as the 2017 JCP Annual Star Spec Lead!
2017 EC Election Results Announced!The 2017 JCP EC election results are announced! Congratulations to the elected EC members and thank you to all the candidates who ran for a seat in this year's EC election!
For more information regarding the EC election, refer to the JCP EC Elections page.
15 thJCP Annual Awards Winners AnnouncedTake a look at the 15th JCP Annual Awards page to find out the winners!
JCP Memberships and the JSR 364 Final ReleaseThe JCP Program Office and Executive Committee (EC) are excited to announce the release of JSR 364, Broadening JCP Membership! With this release, the JCP Process Document is upgraded to version 2.10 from version 2.9.
A significant change in this JSR is the introduction of new levels of Membership - Full Membership, Partner Membership, and Associate Membership. For more information about the Memberships the JCP offers, please see the JCP Participation Overview page and check the flowchart list to see which Membership applies to you.
Login Changejcp.org now uses Oracle's Single Sign-On (SSO) to log in to the site. Note that the login ID is your e-mail address; the old JCP userIDs are no longer used.
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JSR 385, Units of Measurement API 2.0
JSR 386, Java SE 12
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JSR 269, Pluggable Annotation Processing API
Individual Membership Renewal ProcessThe Program Management Office is completing the individual JCP Membership renewal process now. The individual JCP Membership of those who have not responded will be canceled.
JCP.Next Progress UpdateJSR 364, Broadening JCP Membership, has posted a Proposed Final Draft.
JSR 358, A major revision of the Java Community Process, also continues development in parallel.
JSR 355, JCP Executive Committee Merge, completed its work and went final on 22 August 2012.
Read JCP.next: Where Are We and How Are We Doing? to learn more about JCP.next.
JUGs or Individuals, Complete the Transparency Checks or Audits on JSRs
There is a transparency sub-project introduced as part of the Adopt-a-JSR program. We need JUGs or individuals to do transparency checks or audits on JSRs.
EC MeetingsThe latest EC meeting summaries have been posted.
Materials for Spec LeadsFollowing the upgrade to the JCP 2.8 Program, the Program Office has made available the following materials for Spec Leads on the Multimedia page of jcp.org:
- Adopt-a-JSR for Spec Leads (February 2013 call)
- JCP 2.9 and Transparency (November 2012 call)
- Meet the Candidates (October 2012 call)
- Expert Group Nominations (June 2012 call)
- Leveraging the JCP Community (February 2012 call)
- Transparency (December 2011 call)
- JCP 2.8 Overview (October 2011 call)
JUG Members Learn the Benefits of Active JCP ParticipationThe Java Community Process (JCP) program has seen a dramatic rise in worldwide participation. Read more here...