Mailing lists for specification of enhanced metadata in Java SE 8

Alex Buckley alex.buckley at
Fri Jul 20 12:09:59 PDT 2012

Since no member of the Compiler Group is objecting to my invitation, I 
will go ahead and ask the OpenJDK infra team to create the lists.

The -experts list will initially be populated by myself, Joe Darcy, and 
Joel Borggrén-Franck, all from Oracle's Java LangTools team. I will 
shortly invite other experts who I know to be interested in repeating 
annotations (mainly from the Java EE world).


On 7/18/2012 12:31 PM, Alex Buckley wrote:
> Oracle has previously submitted JEPs for features which enhance the
> metadata declared in, and available to, Java programs:
> - Access to Parameter Names at Runtime (JEP 118)
> - Repeating Annotations (JEP 120)
> These features change the Java language, JVM, and java.* API as part of
> the Java SE 8 Platform Umbrella JSR (337) led by Oracle.
> Work on specifications for Java SE JSRs may now take place in the
> OpenJDK Community, per the OpenJDK Terms of Use [1].
> I would therefore like to invite the Compiler Group to sponsor mailing
> lists for discussion of the design and specification of these features:
> 1) enhanced-metadata-spec-experts, for discussion by invited experts.
> 2) enhanced-metadata-spec-observers, for observation and discussion of
> the -experts traffic by interested parties.
> Contributions to both lists will be licensed under
> comment-and-evaluation terms. Anyone making material contributions to
> either list must sign the OCA. Please see the OpenJDK Terms of Use FAQ
> [2] for more information.
> Feature implementation will be discussed on compiler-dev and hosted in
> the jdk8/tl forest.
> Alex
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