It’s been in the works for a number of years, more than a decade, but finally we’re making some solid process moving the JCache Specification forward, hopefully for inclusion in Java EE 7.
Yesterday the JCP made the important step of posting the Early Draft specification and API for JSR107. See http://jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=107 for details.
While an enormous amount of progress was made last year and early this year (by many people – not so much me) the JSR was somewhat delayed while the legals were resolved, especially with respect to ensuring clean and clear IP for Java itself, the eventual JCache Providers and the community. Thankfully this stage is complete and we can move forward.
For those of you that don’t know, all of the artifact are hosted on GitHub at https://github.com/jsr107.