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Why the JCP will do the right thing by JDO 2.0

Posted by batate on February 22, 2005 at 7:44 AM PST

"Bring out your dead!"

Early this year, the JDO 2 expert group submitted the JDO 2.0 draft to the JCP Executive Committee, and requested permission to deliver a reference implementation. This is the standard process defined by the Java Community Process. In a startling reversal, the JCP executive committee did not accept the public draft.

"Bring out your dead!"

On the surface, to many on the committee, that may have seemed like a good idea at the time. The overwhelming sentiment of the executive committee was that Java needed only one common persistence specification, and the new persistence specification defined by the EJB expert group (for JSR 220) should fill that role. After all, how many ways of doing object relational mapping do we really need? And hasn

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