On the Road to JDK 7

JDK 7 Is Feature Complete

Jessica Thornsby

Mark Reinhold announces that JDK 7 is now feature complete.

Mark Reinhold has announced that the JDK 7 project is now
feature complete. Originally this milestone was
intended to be reached on 16th December, in build 122. Reinhold
reveals the milestone was actually reached the following week, with
build 123, but verifying that the work was truly complete was
delayed by the festive season. However, he admits there are some
exceptions: the ‘Update the XML Stack’ and the ‘Enhanced JMX Agent
and MBeans’ features are not yet finished, but post-FC integration
has been approved, and the late integration of these features is
not expected to affect the overall JDK 7 schedule. Meanwhile, VM,
language and library features governed by JSRs 203, 292, 334 or 336
have been implemented according to the JSRs current status, and the
implementations will be updated as these specs evolve. The release
schedule may be adjusted pending JSR changes that cannot be
implemented on time.

Moving forward, the JDK 7 team will focus on bug fixes and
following the progress of the in-process JSRs. The developer
preview release of JDK 7 is expected in mid-February.

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