Java News from Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Man bites dog. The Java Community Process SE/EE Executive Committee has not approved JSR 323 - Strong Mobility for Java. This is the strongest No vote I've ever seen in the JCP: 8 no votes, 3 abstentions, and 5 failures to vote. No one voted yes. Here's Sun's comment:

Sun believes this could be an interesting area of research, but does not yet see the kind of community or vendor support that would motivate standardizing on a mechanism in the JCP. Currently we think that os virtualization techniques are providing more complete solutions for the kind of problems outlined in this proposal.

We would encourage the spec lead and supporters to explore venues such as as a means to continue the research and solicit feedback from the wider developer community.

This seems to be an academic project with no corporate backing. That probably contributed to its rejection.