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Design Specification: Java SE & EE Refresh

Update to minimal required Java SE version 8, and Java EE version 7, with support for Java EE 8 (and JDK 9). Update bundled components / dependencies with EL installer, update internal code structures to new apis. Update to support new features since EJB 2.1, JDBC 4 (JDK6) through 4.1 (JDK7) to 4.2 (JDK8). Support/leverage new apis added in Java SE 6, 7, 8 internally and externally.

Enhancement Request 465197

ER 237518 - Support new JDBC APIs (4.0 (JDK6), 4.1 (JDK7) , 4.2 (JDK8))

Document History

Date Author Version Description & Notes

Project overview

Overview of the project/feature. Why is it desired, what are its goals.


  • goal 1
  • goal 2


Present any concepts relevant to the feature.


The following sections will expand the goals of this project into more concrete requirements.

Design Constraints

Design / Functionality




Config files


Open Issues

This section lists the open issues that are still pending that must be decided prior to fully implementing this project's requirements.

Issue # Owner Description / Notes


This section lists decisions made. These are intended to document the resolution of open issues or constraints added to the project that are important.

Issue # Description / Notes Decision

Future Considerations

During the research for this project the following items were identified as out of scope but are captured here as potential future enhancements. If agreed upon during the review process these should be logged in the bug system.

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