EE4J: An Update
EE4J: An Update
Let's see what the latest news is with the EE4J transition from Oracle to Eclipse and see what's on the roadmap for enterprise Java devs.
Join the DZone community and get the full member experience.Join For Free
Atomist automates your software deliver experience. It's how modern teams deliver modern software.
Mike Milinkovich of the Eclipse Foundation has recently posted a blog providing an overall update on the status of the project. To summarize:
- We are working on defining a new brand name using the community process described here.
- We have begun the process of moving Oracle GlassFish sources to the EE4J project. So far, Oracle has contributed sources for the following projects:
- Eclipse Grizzly
- Eclipse OpenMQ
- Eclipse Project for JAX-RS
- Eclipse Project for JMS
- Eclipse Tyrus
- Eclipse Project for WebSocket
- Eclipse Project for JSON Processing
- In addition to the above:
- The Eclipse Yasson and EclipseLink projects have been transferred to EE4J, and are now part of the overall EE4J project.
- We have created Eclipse Jersey and Eclipse Mojarra projects and are working on contributing sources for these.
- You can watch (and star!) EE4J project repositories as they are being created in the EE4J GitHub organization.
- Oracle is working on Eclipse project proposals for all of the technologies Mike mentions in his blog: JSON-B API, Concurrency, Security, JTA, JavaMail, JAX-B, JAX-WS, JSTL, UEL, JAF, Enterprise Management, and Common Annotations. We intend to formally propose these projects to the EE4J Project Management Committee (PMC) very soon. One of our major near-term goals is to transfer all of the Oracle-owned GlassFish technologies to EE4J such that we can build "Eclipse GlassFish" from EE4J sources and demonstrate Java EE 8 compliance.
- We are working on establishing an Eclipse Foundation working group to provide a member-driven governance model for EE4J.
In short, there is a lot of positive progress being driven in the EE4J project. For further updates refer to this blog and the links provided above, or subscribe to the ee4j-community mailing list.
Published at DZone with permission of David Delabassee , DZone MVB. See the original article here.
Opinions expressed by DZone contributors are their own.