JSRs: Java Specification Requests
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Early Draft Review of Draft Specifications
When an Expert Group completes the first draft of the specification, they will make it available for review on the JCP web site. If the Specification is being developed under JCP 2.6, this review is called the Early Draft Review and is available to the public, as per Section 2.3 of the JCP 2.6 document. If the Specification is being developed under JCP 1.0, this review is called the Participant Review and is only available to JCP Members, as described in Section 6 of the Java Community Process, version 1.0. If the Specification is being developed under JCP 2.0, 2.1, or 2.5, this review is called the Community Review and is also available only to JCP Members, as described in Section 2.3 of the relevant JCP document. For simplicity, only the term "Early Draft Review" is used on this page.
Download Early Draft Reviews
The following draft specifications are available for Early Draft Review. Specifications still being developed
through earlier JCP versions are referred to as Participant Review or Community Review Drafts. Such links to earlier reviews are password protected and only
available to companies or organizations who have signed a Java Specification Participation Agreement (JSPA).
These organizations, the Members of the JCP, are listed in the JCP Members list online.
Members can obtain a userid and password to access the draft specifications by sending an e-mail to
The download pages tell when each review period closes and where you can send comments. The Expert Group writing each draft is required to read and respond to all comments submitted.
Currently Open Early Draft, Community & Participant Reviews
Recently Closed Early Draft, Community & Participant Reviews