The primary goal of this Project is to produce an open-source implementation of the next major revision of the Java SE Platform.

Detailed information on the approved features, as well as information on how to propose additional features, can be found on the features page. The JDK 7 development schedule is divided into a sequence of milestone cycles. Please see the builds and integrations page for detailed build and integration scheduling. A complete calendar of the entire development timeline is also available.

Status: Milestone 4 complete, work on Milestone 5 underway

No showstoppers were identified in build 66, so we declared that to be the final build for M4.

We'll start stabilizing Milestone 5 at build 72, which opens on 2009/8/28. M5 will be complete on or about 2009/9/10.

Comments and questions to: jdk7-dev@openjdk.java.net

Last update: 2009/7/30 23:09 -0700


The JDK 7 development schedule is divided into a sequence of milestone cycles, each six to seven weeks in length. There will be no formal beta or early-access releases, as in the past. Major features and other potentially-destabilizing changes will targeted for integration early in a specific milestone. For more information, please see the current draft of the JDK 7 Development Process.

Here is the current high-level milestone schedule, with the features targeted to each cycle:

M1 2009/01/02 – 2009/02/19 (b48) 7 builds
Compressed 64-bit object pointers
Garbage-First GC (G1)
M2 2009/02/20 – 2009/04/02 (b53) 5 builds
JSR 203: More new I/O APIs for the Java platform (NIO.2)
Method to close a URLClassLoader
M3 2009/04/03 – 2009/05/14 (b59) 6 builds JavaOne Preview
Create new platform APIs for forward-ported 6u10 features
JSR 292: VM support for non-Java languages (InvokeDynamic)
SCTP (Stream Control Transmission Protocol)
SDP (Sockets Direct Protocol)
Unicode 5.1
Upgrade class-loader architecture
M4 2009/06/05 – 2009/07/23 (b66) 7 builds
Forward-port 6u10 features
JSR 308: Annotations on Java types
M5 2009/07/24 – 2009/09/10 (b73) 7 builds
Elliptic-curve cryptography (ECC)
JSR 296: Swing application framework
Update the XML stack
M6 2009/09/11 – 2009/10/29 (b80) 7 builds Stabilization begins
JSR TBD: Small language enhancements (Project Coin)
M7 2009/10/30 – 2009/12/24 (b87) 7 builds
M8 2010/01/01 – 2010/02/18 (b94) 7 builds Final milestone

The final milestone cycle, M8, will be followed by a release-candidate period of indeterminate length, but most likely four to eight weeks, after which the final release will be declared.

Some features have been approved for the release but are not yet targeted to a specific milestone. When they are targeted then they'll be added to the above table.

Last update: 2009/7/30 23:09 -0700

진행되는 과정으로 보면 M5의 단계로 들어선 것으로 봐도 되겠습니다. 내년 초면 JDK 7 최종판을 확인해볼 수도 있겠네요. ^^ 이미 http://java.sun.com 에서는 JDK 7에 대한 이야기를 슬며시 내놓고 있습니다. 올해 Java 진영은 JavaFX 1.2(http://www.javafx.com/) 와 이를 기반으로 한 WareHouse(http://java.sun.com/warehouse/), 넷빈즈 6.7(http://www.netbeans.org/) 등의 다양한 라인업을 제공하면서 자신들의 영역을 더욱 확장하려는 것처럼 보입니다. 이제 프로그래머의 길에 발을 들여놓아야만 하는 저로서는 부담되기 그지없는 상황입니다. 넷빈즈는 그저 간단한 자바코드를 작성하여 맛만 보고 있는 중이고, WareHouse(Java Software Store)는 아직 구경도 제대로 못했으며, JavaFX는 배울 엄두를 내지도 못하고 있는 그런 상황입니다. OTL... 배울 것들만 산더미처럼 늘어 가는군요.

우선... 취업 먼저 되었으면 좋겠습니다. ㅠㅅ-) 흑!!
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