What Do You Want to See in JDK 8?
Call for Community Input in Planning JDK 8
According to a post by Mark Reinhold, "it's time to start thinking about planning JDK 8." He goes on to explain that "some of the big-ticket items" have already been defined, but there's still room for other new features, and the JDK team want the community to get involved in the decision making process. The first step, is defining a process for collecting and organising the proposals for new features in both JDK 8 and later releases. Reinhold proposes collecting proposals as structured text files in a Mercurial repository, and has posted an example draft proposal in this format. If you have something to say about this idea, be sure to visit the Planning JDK 8 thread!