As mentioned in Aggressive Road Map for Java EE 8, MVC 1.0 is left out of the plans for Java EE 8.
The way I see it, and also have indications from several people I have talked with during JavaOne, the possible outcomes of this are:
1. MVC is dropped completely
2. MVC continues and is included in Java EE 8 (JSR 366)
3. MVC continues as a standalone specification outside of the Java EE 8 umbrella spec
Let’s cross our fingers that the survey result turns out positive for MVC and that option 1 is ruled out by the community.
If we’re honest, option 2 is probably not very likely to happen. Given the aggressive road map for EE 8, cuts will need to be made. And MVC certainly isn’t on the list of the preliminary proposal.
Then we are left with the third option. And I actually think this may be the best way for MVC. There are several reasons for this:
MVC will not be depending on the Java EE 8 release and may release earlier and more oftenJava EE 8 is going to include some form of modularity and MVC may very well be one of these modules no matter if left out of EE 8. There are also some considerations to take if this option is explored
Ozark needs to be made portable across Java EE implementations. This means that we will need to get rid of the dependencies on internal Jersey APIs and base the entire implementation on APIs and SPIs that are available in Java EE 7 (and later Java EE 8 and 9)TCK
An open TCK under for example Apache 2.0 will enable us to easier use community input for developing the TCK. If Oracle is willing to let go of the TCK, they will also be relieved of the cost of creating it. This actually also applies to Ozark. It would be great if it could be developed under e.g. Apache 2.0
So, what you should do is to fill out the survey by following the link below:
2 thoughts on “Possible Ways forward for MVC 1.0”
Do you see last decision from Oracle about MVC 1.0 here https://blogs.oracle.com/theaquarium/entry/a_quick_update_on_java ? In a post said:
“Oracle is investigating a possible transfer of MVC to another community member or organization in order to complete JSR 371 as a stand-alone component.”
This match your point #3 – MVC continues as a standalone specification outside of the Java EE 8 umbrella spec.
And you is member of JSR-371 Expert Group. So, do you have a plans to find new technology owner for MVC 1.0 spec? It will be sad if this framework die. It looks very promised as for me.
Thanks for your support!
The process has been initiated and we will soon be able to announce the way forward. Stay tuned!