Oracle Withdraws 2 Java EE JSRs, May Transfer MVC Spec

Oracle Corp. has notified the Java community officially of its intention to withdraw the Java Specification Requests (JSRs) for the Java EE Management API 2.0 (JSR 373) and JMS 2.1 (JSR 368). Oracle also said that it's investigating a possible transfer of the JSR for the Model-View-Controller (MVC 1.0) spec to another community member or organization to be completed as a stand-alone component.

Originally submitted by Oracle and led by Martin Mares, JSR 373 was proposed as a means of superseding the current Management EJB APIs and defining new REST-based interfaces for describing managed objects. JSR 368, also proposed by Oracle and lead by Nigel Deakin, offered a revision of the Java API for accessing enterprise messaging systems from Java programs in Java EE and Java SE environments. Oracle-sponsored JSR 371, led by Santiago Pericas-Geertsen and Manfred Riem, sought to develop a different approach to building Web applications on the Java EE platform using a more action-based UI framework using the MVC pattern.

Oracle is making these changes in response to a survey of the Java community in which the company asked how community members would prioritize the most frequently requested features of the enterprise Java platform. "Management, JMS, and MVC were ranked at or near the bottom of all technologies which were surveyed," Java EE Evangelist David Delabassee wrote in a blog post on The Aquarium Web site. "We expect to have an update soon describing the overall survey results and next steps for Java EE 8."

That survey was one of the first stops on the Java EE roadmap unveiled by Anil Guar, VP of Oracle's Cloud Application Foundation group, at the annual JavaOne conference earlier this year.

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