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Hashtag Jakarta EE #196

Sunday, October 1, 2023 - 05:59 by Ivar Grimstad

Welcome to issue number one hundred and ninety-six of Hashtag Jakarta EE!

The details for a Milestone 1 release (M1) of Jakarta EE 11 were nailed down in this week’s Jakarta EE Platform call. After discussing who the target audience of an M1 is, we concluded that this release is primarily for the Platform Project itself and the vendors implementing Jakarta EE. This doesn’t prevent others from checking it out, but it helps define the scope of the milestone.

Jakarta EE consists of multiple component specifications in addition to the Platform itself. All the specifications that are updated for Jakarta EE 11 are required to participate in M1 by producing the following artifacts:
– Specification Document
– API JAR in Maven Central
– JavaDoc
– XML Schemas (if the specification defines these)

An implementation of the specification and a Test Compatible Kit (TCK) are optional for M1 but will be required for the next milestone release.

The next three weeks will be filled by four conferences back-to-back. First out is Devoxx Belgium in Antwerp. Then I will go across the ocean to Halifax for Community Over Code and back again to Devoxx Morocco in Agadir before ending the trip in Ludwigsburg and EclipseCon. I hope to see as many as possible of you there. Remember that the hallway track is the most important one to attend!

I will be bringing my running gear to each of these conferences, so keep an eye out for messages and posts tagged with #runWithJakartaEE if you would like to join. I’ll bring a limited amount of Jakarta EE running shirts if that is your motivation to join. At EclipseCon, I will let Gesine guide us on a 3K, 5K, or 8K Morning Run around Ludwigsburg. Join us in the Nestor Hotel Lobby on Wednesday, October 18 at 06:30.

Talking about EclipseCon, I hope you are aware of the Community Day for Java Developers on October 16. You can still register for only €40 which includes lunch and refreshments. Not a bad deal if you ask me…

On the topic of registering, I encourage you to register for JakartaOne Livestream 2023 which will happen on December 5, 2023. We have a great show planned around the celebration of the 5-year anniversary of Jakarta EE.

There is a lot going on in the Open Source Community these days. One of the more disrupting things is the Cyber Resilience Act (CRA) by the European Union (EU). 12 organizations, including Eclipse Foundation, have written an Open Letter addressed to policymakers proposing a solution for OSS projects developed under the governance of foundations like the Eclipse Foundation.

Feel free to share this Open Letter for example using the hashtag #ModifyTheCRA.